ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/08/2021


TELe-Luminescence Analysis System (TELLAS):  A crewmember installed the Observation Cartridge into the Observation System for a temperature checkout of TELLAS. Upon completion of the science run, the cartridge was removed, and the Equipment was closed out.  TELLA is an experimental facility that uses luminescence and an imager to make observations of tissues/genes in small living animals. Such in-vivo observations facilitate the study of mechanisms related to aging in the microgravity environment. Installed in the Kibo module, the TELLAS facility can provide information that contributes to aging research and improves the health and longevity of people on Earth.

Astrobatics:  A crewmember installed the Astrobatics Skins onto the Astrobee free flyer and assisted the ground teams in conducting science runs. Astrobee Maneuvering by Robotic Manipulator Hopping (Astrobatics) demonstrates the Astrobee robotic vehicles using robotic manipulators to execute a hopping or self-toss maneuver as the primary mean of propulsion, making it mostly propellantless. Astrobee performs increasingly complex maneuvers between handrails using its perching arm to demonstrate vehicle dynamic modeling and guidance and control of the robot. These maneuvers may be incorporated into future robotic missions and advanced terrestrial robotic applications.

Human Resources Facility-1 (HRF-1):  A crewmember performed an inventory of the HRF-1 Supply Kit Purple and HRF Supply Kit Green, took photos, and transferred the photos to an SSC for downlink. HRF-1 provides an on-orbit laboratory that enables scientists conducting human life science research to evaluate the physiological, behavioral, and chemical changes induced by space flight. Research performed using HRF-1 provides data to help scientists understand how the human body adapts to long-duration spaceflight.

Technology Box:  A crewmember deployed the Technology Box hardware and initiated the science run. Upon completion the data was transferred, and the unit was uninstalled and stowed. The main objective of Technology Box (Tetr’ISS) is to conduct experiments gathered in support equipment called ‘Platform’, to illustrate science principles based on physics and chemistry.  For this mission, Tetr’ISS contains the Chladni’s Figures experiment: a physical science experiment to observe the sound waves in 3D as a result of fine particles organized according to nodes and antinodes. 


Node 1 20-Port Network Switch Installation: Today, the crew replaced the NOD1 16-Port Ethernet Switch with a 20-port Network Switch at NOD1PD4. This was the second attempt at installing and configuring the 20-port switch (S/N 1007) at NOD1PD4. The install was successful.

CASA Outfitting: Today, the crew outfitted the Crew Alternate Sleeping Accommodation (CASA) in the COL1O4 rack bay with a ZBook, iPad Pro, and Emergency Flashlight for Crew Occupancy. A door prop was also built and installed to keep the CASA door open 1′ during crew occupancy. The ZBook and iPad will be returned to their nominal location since crew is not moving into CASA. 

Node 3 Endcone Cleanout: Today, the crew cleaned out both the Node 3 Endcone and the Nanoracks Airlock (NRAL) in preparation for the install of the GITAI payload early next week. GITAI will offer the ISS novel ways to manipulate and adjust systems and payloads remotely inside of the NRAL.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Astrobee Crew Conference
  • Astrobatics Operations
  • Crew Dragon Awake Mode Checkout
  • Dragon Voice Comm Configuration
  • NanoRacks External Platform Activation.
  • Attitude Control System (ACS) Rate Source Management
  • Attitude Control System (ACS) Attitude Data Select
  • Attitude Control System (ACS) Attitude/Rate Filter Enable
  • Attitude Control System (ACS) Rate Gyro Assembly (RGA) Shutdown
  • DC to DC Converter Unit (DDCU) Powerdown

Look Ahead Plan

Saturday, October 9 (GMT 282)

  • Off-duty


  • Off-duty

Sunday, October 10 (GMT 283)

  • Off-duty


  • Off-duty

Monday, October 11 (GMT 284)

  • BioAnalyzer Config File update (CSA)
  • Edible Foam Inspect (ESA)
  • EKLOSION de-install (ESA)
  • EML He vlv open and Argon vlv close (Joint)
  • GITAI Procedure review (NASA)
  • HRF VEG Question (NASA)
  • J-SSOD-19 Removal (JAXA)
  • LMM Target reconfig (NASA)
  • MAND Print removal (NASA)
  • NRCSD-21 Deployer Insert (NASA)
  • Plant Hab-04 Debris removal (NASA)
  • Ring Shear Drop Sample retrieval (NASA)
  • Rodent Inventory Audit (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva setup (NASA)
  • Time Perception (ESA)


  • EVA Loop Scrub
  • ISS EMER Hardware Familiarization
  • PAO Events
  • Remove and Replace (R&R) Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) ЕДВ-Y
  • AQM Sieve Cartridge Remove and Replace
  • Col Cabin Photo Audit

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

  • Roll Up and Stow Sleep Bag
  • Node 1 20-port Network Switch Installation
  • HRF Rack 1 Supply Kit Inventory
  • Technology Box installation
  • Sidekick Gather Charge
  • TELE-LUMINESCENCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM (TELLAS) JEM Utility Outlet Panel (UOP) power cable Connect
  • Technology Box Data transfer to SSC
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event
  • Technology Box Platform uninstall
  • COL_Payload_Laptop3 for EDR VM checkout.
  • TELE-LUMINESCENCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM (TELLAS) Observation Cartridge Installation
  • Astrobee Perching Arm Installation
  • Astrobee Stowage Clear
  • Biolab Z-Book transition
  • Astrobee Crew Conference
  • Astrobatics Operations
  • Food Acceptability Data Conference
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Destow
  • Food Physiology Crew Diet Briefing
  • Food Acceptability Survey
  • Astrobee Stowage Replace
  • Holoportation Med Demo
  • Node 3 Endcone Stowage Cleanout
  • Sidekick Stow
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Outfitting
  • Joint Station LAN Cable Adapter Swap
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Maximum Absorption Garment (MAG) Gather
  • Polar Cygnus Uninstall, Transfer, Rename and ExPRESS Rack Install
  • Crew Dragon Forward Monthly PCS Checkout
  • Dragon Hardline Voice Check Post JSL 14.0 Transition
  • 65S Samsung Tablet Review
  • Node 3 Port Hatch Opening
  • Polar Desiccant Swap
  • Nanoracks Airlock Stowage Cleanout
  • JEM Water Recovery System (JWRS) M-15 Gas Trap Bypass
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config JEM Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Downlink Message
  • Nanoracks Airlock (NRAL) Decal Removal
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Deploy Sleeping Bag in Dragon