ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/06/2021


Immersive Exercise:  A crewmember charged the Wireless VR Headset with the Pilote Headset Cable on the USB multiport in preparation for Immersive Exercise operations.  The Immersive Exercise project focuses on the development of a virtual reality (VR) environment for biking sessions aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The VR equipment is interfaced with the current bicycle exerciser aboard the ISS, Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS), located in the United States “Destiny” Laboratory Module.

JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer-19 (J-SSOD-19):  A crewmember took photos of the deployed satellite from JEM Launcher 1.  The JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) provides a novel, safe, and small satellite launching capability to the ISS.  The J-SSOD is a unique satellite launcher, handled by the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), which provides containment and deployment mechanisms for several individual small satellites.


LAB1D2 Joint Station Lan (JSL) Router Cable Connections: Today, the crew performed the JSL cable connections for the newly installed router in LAB1D2. The crew ran into some trouble while performing the cable connections but were able to work through the issues and complete the activity. The newly installed router and cable connections are part of the JSL 14.0 software transition. The transition to JSL 14.0 will provide updates to several systems as well as increase the capacity and speed of the JSL network. 

T2 Rack Center and Crewed ACO: After discovering that three of the T2 Snubbers were out of alignment yesterday, today the crew centered the rack and reperformed the crewed ACO. Both activities went nominally, and the crew took pictures and video for ground teams to review. Due to the JSL outage associated with the JSL Ethernet Connections, the crew cannot downlink the pictures or video until after the activity is completed. The crew used one of the camcorders onboard to give ground teams a preliminary look at the T2 Snubbers. Based on this preliminary look, ground teams have declared T2 GO for use, contingent on their review of the actual video and pictures once they are downlinked.

Node 3 Fwd 3 IMV Screen R&R: After the crew inspected the Node 3 Fwd 3 IMV screen, ground teams decided to schedule an R&R. The crew replaced the IMV screen with a new 3D printed screen that will allow for better airflow and easier cleaning.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Ground Control CubeSat Deployment
  • Transition KCU 1 and KCU 2 to JSL 14.0 config
  • C2V2 Ethernet Device Configuration
  • Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Pre-motion Survey
  • JEMRMS Ground Control Main Arm Maneuver to Stowed Position
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table Extension to JEF side
  • JEM Airlock Capture Mechanism Capturing
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table Retraction from JEF side

Look Ahead Plan

Thursday, October 7 (GMT 280)

  • Astrobee prep (NASA)
  • AWP setup for download (NASA)
  • DECLIC Hard drive and Alice Install (ESA)
  • Immersive Exercise Session (ESA)
  • Technology Box T/S (ESA)


  • Emergency Roles and Responsibilities Review
  • Portable PFS T/S
  • Cargo Operations
  • HMS Operations
  • PAO Events

Friday, October 8 (GMT 281)

  • Astrobee Perching Arm Install, stowage clear and crew conf and Astrobatics session (NASA)
  • BioLab Laptop checkout (ESA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Brief (NASA)
  • HRF1 Supply Inventory (NASA)
  • JAXA Water Recovery Pump3 Exchange (JAXA) –
  • Technology Box Data transfer (ESA)
  • TELLAS (Tele-Luminescence) ops (JAXA)


  • N1 20-Port JSL Switch Deploy
  • CASA Outfit
  • N3 Endcone Cleanout
  • PAO Events
  • NRAL Stowage Cleanout
  • Photo/TV N2 HD Encoder Ethernet Cable Swap
  • EVA Mag Gather

Saturday, October 9 (GMT 282)

  • Off-duty


  • Off-duty

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

*Due to live network upgrade operations, the status of tasks completed today may be inaccurate*

  • Brine Filter CTB Replenish
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Treadmill 2 (T2) Manned Activation and Checkout (ACO)
  • T2 Photo Survey
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Treadmill 2 System (T2) Rack Centering
  • Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Usage Big Picture Words
  • CUP IMV Flow Measurement
  • EDV Build
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Personal CO2 Monitor Data Transfer and Stow
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Glove Photos
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Wanted Poster
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Respiratory Support Pack (RSP) – Checkout
  • Initial Cordless Vacuum Cleaner and Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Batteries Setup
  • Wireless VR Headset charging for Immersive Exercise
  • JEMRMS Small Satellite Deployment Observation
  • LAB1D2 JSL Router Cable Installations
  • Power ON SSC and Payload NAS post JSLv14 Cable reconfig [Planned for tonight]
  • Node 3 Fwd 3 IMV Screen Remove and Replace
  • Photo/TV Treadmill 2 (T2) Activation and Checkout (ACO) Video Setup
  • Photo/TV Treadmill 2 (T2) Activation and Checkout (ACO) Video Teardown
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Downlink Message
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config JEM Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in Standard Definition
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in Standard Definition (SD) Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event
  • Probiotics Capsule Preparation
  • Probiotics Question
  • Probiotics Saliva Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Probiotics Saliva Operations
  • Space Acceleration Measurement System Control Unit Activation [Deferred]
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations