ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/19/2021

63 Soyuz (63S) Undock/Landing: The 63S vehicle carrying Kate Rubins, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, Sergey Ryzhikov undocked Friday at 8:33 PM CT and landed at 11:56 PM CT. The departure of 63S reduced the crew complement on board from 10 to 7.

Payloads

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) – Fluids and Combustion Facility: The crew replaced the Manifold 2 and 4 gas bottles for upcoming CIR operations. The CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion investigations in microgravity.

Integrated System for Autonomous and Adaptive Caretaking (ISAAC): The crew prepared the JEM module for the Astrobee/ISAAC operations conducted by the ground and then the ISAAC targets were removed from the JEM and RFID Recon hardware was removed from the Astrobee units. The ISAAC project demonstrates using autonomous robots in human exploration vehicles to track vehicle health, transfer and unpack cargo, and respond to critical faults such as leaks and fires. ISAAC uses the space station’s Astrobee and Robonaut robots for the demonstration. This technology could be used on vehicles and habitats on future exploration missions to the Moon and Mars to maintain vehicles while astronauts are away for extended periods.

Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG): The crew performed the routine replacement of used Life Science Filter(s) from the rear wall of the LSG Work Volume. The Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) is a sealed work area that accommodates life science and technology investigations in a “workbench” type environment. Due to its larger size design, two crew members can work in the LSG simultaneously.

Myotones: The crew collected and processed blood samples using the HRF Centrifuge in support of the Myotones study. The investigation observes the biochemical properties of muscles (e.g. muscle tone, stiffness, elasticity) during long-term exposure spaceflight environment. Results from this investigation can provide a better understanding of the principles of human resting muscle tone. This could lead to the development of new strategies for alternative treatments for rehabilitation on Earth, as well as for future space missions.

Real-Time Protein Crystal Growth-2 RTPCG-2): Crew removed the Real-time Protein Crystal Growth sample plate S/N 1B1 from SABL-3, and performed Day 3 observations and photography of the sample wells using the microscope. The samples were then returned to SABL-3. RTPCG-2 demonstrates new methods for producing high-quality protein crystals in microgravity. Previous work has shown that microgravity produces high-quality protein crystals that can be analyzed to identify possible targets for drugs to treat disease. RTPCG-2 produces high-quality protein crystals for up to eight proteins for detailed analysis back on Earth.

Systems

External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Maintenance: The crew swapped the primary bulb with the secondary bulb in the ETVCG light and tested the secondary bulb. The ETVCG light will eventually be installed onto an ETVCG assembly in preparation for a future Extravehicular Activity (EVA).

Node 1 (N1) Starboard Aft Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Fan Cleaning: The crew removed foreign object and debris (FOD) from IMV fan inlet flow straighter and silencers located at the N1 Starboard Aft location.

Common Cabin Visiting Vehicle (C2V2) Updates and Checkout: Today ground teams updated the C2V2 software to prepare for the upcoming Crew-2 vehicle.  The updates were completed and checked out nominally.  Ground teams also completed the Launch Commit Criteria (LCC) checkout of C2V2 and the system is now ready and in a good config for Crew-2 arrival at the end of the week.

Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBA) Relocation: In preparation for the arrival of Crew-2 later this week, PBAs were relocated to white 1.0 Cargo Transfer Bags (CTBs). Eight air PBA bottles without Quick Don Mask Assemblies were stowed in two reinforced white 1.0 CTBs.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Toolbox Label install

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Payloads ops support
  • MT translate from WS4 to WS7

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, April 20 (GMT 110)
Payloads:

  • Myotones (ESA)
  • HSUI-MDRR HD swap (JAXA)
  • Standard Measures Blood collect (NASA)
  • Micro-16 Final load ops (NASA)
  • RTPCG-2 Plate Load 2B1 (NASA)
  • Food Physiology fecal  and saliva Collect and Diet brief  and Urine setup (NASA)
  • Celestial Immunity SABL tray swap (NASA)
  • SABL CO2 CNTLR swap (NASA)
  • Astrobee Off (NASA)
  • HRF2 RIC Reseat t/s (NASA)

Systems

  • Adlink Ethernet cable swap
  • Dragon OBT
  • CQ Deck cleaning 

Wednesday, April 21 (GMT 111)
Payloads:

  • AC touch (NASA)
  • Myotones (ESA)
  • FLARE(SCEM) Cable reconfig (JAXA)
  • Micro-16 final load ops (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Blood collect (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Fecal and Urine collect (NASA)
  • HRF2 T/s de-cable and stow(NASA)

Systems

  • JPM THC water separator R&R
  • Dragon undock conference 

Thursday, April 22 (GMT 112)
Payloads:

  • Food Physiology Urine saliva collect (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Blood collect (NASA)

Systems

  • Dragon tablet sync
  • Weekly housekeeping

Today’s Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion Operations
  • Myotones Blood Draw and Centrifugation
  • Myotones Blood Draw and Centrifugation Operator
  • Myotones Blood Tube Centrifugation
  • Myotones Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • Myotones Sample MELFI Insertion
  • HRF Rack 2 Reseat Swap
  • Astrobee Stowage Clear
  • Astrobee Prep
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Node 1 Starboard Aft Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Fan Cleaning
  • Emergency Operations (EMER) Chip Measurement System (CMS) Battery Changeout
  • Myotones Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • KEyence Research Microscope Testbed (KERMIT) USB Installation
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quaters (CQ) Overhead Cleaning
  • LSG Work Volume Deploy
  • HRF Rack 2 Umbilical Reconnect [Aborted]
  • PMA2 Egress
  • LSG Rear-Wall Filter Exchange
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Bottle Gather
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open
  • PAO Preparation
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #2 Bottle Replacement
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config JEM Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – JEM
  • iPad WiFi switch to CrewNet network to install Everywear App
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #4 Bottle Replacement
  • EXTERNAL TELEVISION CAMERA GROUP (ETVCG) METAL HALIDE LAMP 150W REMOVE AND REPLACE – CREW QUARTERS PREP
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • EveryWear App Configuration [Deferred]
  • ISAAC Setup
  • Antimicrobial Coatings Touch
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • EXTERNAL TELEVISION CAMERA GROUP (ETVCG) METAL HALIDE LAMP 150W REMOVE AND REPLACE – CREW QUARTERS PREP
  • MRM1 comm config to support tag-up
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • PAO Preparation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • PAO Preparation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • EXTERNAL TELEVISION CAMERA GROUP (ETVCG) METAL HALIDE LAMP 150W REMOVE AND REPLACE – CREW QUARTERS PREP
  • KEyence Research Microscope Testbed (KERMIT) USB Installation
  • Microscope Reposition Preparation
  • Atmospheric Control System (ACS) Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) O2 Recharge Tank Transfer init
  • Photo T/V (P/TV) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Exercise Video Setup
  • Power off SSC (Station Support Computer) 23
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • Build Emergency Cargo Transfer Bags for Air Portable Breathing Apparatus
  • EXTERNAL TELEVISION CAMERA GROUP (ETVCG) METAL HALIDE LAMP 150W REMOVE AND REPLACE – CREW QUARTERS PREP
  • Real-time Protein Crystal Growth Microscopy Plate S/N 1B1 Day3
  • In-flight Maintenance (IFM) External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Light Bulb R&R Gather
  • Microscope Reposition Post Ops
  • LSG Work Volume Stow
  • Node 2 Camcorder External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Setup
  • In-flight Maintenance (IFM) External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Bulb Remove and Replace
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
  • C&T Procedure Print and Replace
  • Emergency O2 PBA move
  • Atmospheric Control System (ACS) Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Oxygen Transfer Initiation
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
  • SpX-CREW DRAGON Rendezvous review CBT
  • BMRRM Stow
  • ISAAC Target Trash
  • Astrobee Stowage Replace
  • Node 2 Camcorder External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Return
  • Radio Frequency Identification Logistics Hardware Removal
  • In-flight Maintenance (IFM) External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Restow
  • TERMINATOR. Terminator-Limb Science Hardware Teardown
  • WANTED MSRR TECS Cap Kit1
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Crew Quarter (CQ) Audio Cable Configuration
  • Power ON SSC (Station Support Computer) 23