ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/23/2021

Crew-2 Launch:
Today at 4:49 AM CST, the Crew-2 Dragon Endeavor lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The Crew will complete a full day’s orbit-set before beginning docking preparations. Soft dock of Dragon Endeavor is currently expected to take place at 4:10 AM CST tomorrow Saturday April 24th, 2021. The crew aboard Dragon Endeavor are astronauts Shane Kimbrough (FE-14), Megan McArthur (FE-15), Akihiko Hoshide (FE-16), and Thomas Pesquet (FE-17). Crew-2’s expedition is expected to last six months.

Payloads

Antimicrobial Coatings (Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings): Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation.  Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests is an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health and spacecraft systems as well as create the possibility of contaminating other planetary bodies. The samples will remain in space for approximately six months, before returning to Earth for analysis.

Manufacturing Device (MAND): The crew removed and stowed the Manufacturing Device Extruder. The facility will attempt to feed through filament material into the extruder volume in an attempt to understand the current printing issues. The Manufacturing Device enables the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. Parts, entire experiments, and tools can be created on demand utilizing the MAND printer. It is installed into an Express Rack locker location. MAND is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics.

Systems

CASA Install Part 3: Today crew successfully installed the grounding strap and completed a grounding path continuity check.  During the activity it was noted that the CASA panels were swapped between the right and left sides which is not an allowable configuration.  The crew corrected the configuration prior to stepping into the planned acoustic and air flow measurements.  Measurements were completed and data will be reviewed by ground teams.  Post-measurements, the CASA bumpout remained deployed with the air duct attached. 

Oxygen Generator Assembly (OGA) Pump ORU troubleshooting – Today crew performed a resistance measurement on the J1 connector of the OGA Pump ORU S/N 3.  This activity is part of troubleshooting efforts to identify the root cause of the failed OGA Pump ORUs.  Ground teams will be assessing the measurements.

Crew Quarters (CQ) Cleaning: In preparation for Crew-2 arrival, the crew cleaned the port CQ.

N2 CCAA Fan Acoustic Test:  This morning, ETHOS powered off the CCAA Inlet fan to see if the rumbling noise that has been reported by crew subsided with just the water separator operational.  The noise remained unchanged, indicative of an issue with the water separator.  Teams will be proceeding with the recommendation to remove and replace the water separator.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • MISSE Robo Ops
  • NORS O2 Repress
  • CASA Acoustic Measurements

Look Ahead Plan
Systems

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

Saturday, April 24 (GMT 114)
Payloads:

  • Food Physiology Saliva collect (NASA)
  • Actiwatch don and doff (NASA)
  • Micro-16 USB remove

Systems

  • Campout Preparation for Crew-2
  • Crew-2 Dock and Hatch Open
  • Increment 65 Handover PAO Event

Sunday, April 25 (GMT 115)
Payloads:

  • DOSIS-3D PDP install (ESA)
  • Vascular Aging BP don -13hrs (CSA)
  • TangoLab 01,04 card removal, 02 Activate (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Saliva collect (NASA)
  • NR FP2 module install (NASA)

Systems

  • Polar Crew Dragon Uninstall, Transfer, and EXPRESS Rack Install
  • Installation of the DOSIS 3D passive detector packs in Columbus 

Monday, April 26 (GMT 116)
Payloads:

  • Phospho aging Urine setup (JAXA)
  • VECTION Session (CSA)
  • Vascular Echo BP changeout (CSA)
  • GRIP (ESA)
  • RTPCG plate wick and pack for return (NASA)
  • Food Accept (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Blood collect (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Urine collect and fecal setup (NASA)
  • ACE Module ACE-T2 reconfiguration (NASA)
  • AC Touch and photo (NASA)

Systems

  • GRIP setup in the seated configuration
  • Emergency RS ISS VHF-2 Comm Checkout from Soyuz
  • MobileHR Pedal Crank Set audit

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

  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Setup And Frozen Blood Collection Subject
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Operator
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configuration
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Installation Part 3
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) conference
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Initiation
  • Dragon Space Station Computer (SSC) Route
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval and Insertion Operations
  • Acoustic Monitor Setup for Static Measurements
  • Help Houston troubleshoot noise source inside of the CCAA.
  • Acoustic Monitor Data Transfer and Stow
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Termination
  • Progress 445 (DC1) Cargo Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Antimicrobial Coatings Touch
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection Stow
  • Structures & Mechanisms Common Berthing Mechanism Center Disk Cover Audit
  • Manufacturing Device Extruder Temporary Stow
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Crew2 Arrival Food Preparations
  • Structures & Mechanisms Vestibule Barrier Assembly Audit
  • Microscope Hardware Setup via SABL Power
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Micro-16 SABL USB Drive Install
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Installation
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Crew-1 Station Support Computer (SSC) WiFi Test
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Installation Assist
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection Setup
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Acoustic Reading
  • DragonZ IPAD WIFI TEST
  • Photo/TV Node 2 HD Camcorder Cable Swap
  • Node 2 Cleanup
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation Closeout
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Port Cleaning
  • Oxygen Generator Assembly (OGA) Pump ORU Troubleshooting
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Ops
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • IMS delta file prep
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Cargo Dragon Station Support Computer Relocate
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) Oxygen Manual Valve Open
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes