ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/21/2022


AstroPi: The crew adjusted the back focus of the AstroPi 5 mm camera lens and set the aperture to 8.  This was performed for the AstroPi unit currently mounted in the Node 2 nadir window.  The current Astro Pis are a very recent upgrade and replacement for the original Astro Pi hardware that flew to the ISS in 2015 for the mission of ESA astronaut Tim Peake. They are two Raspberry Pi 4B computers enclosed in a space-proof case with a range of new environmental sensors and a 12-megapixel camera for Earth Observation.  Students in European schools who are participating in the European Astro Pi Challenge can control these computers using the python programming language.

Repository: Urine sample collection was performed in support of the Repository investigation.  The samples will be preserved and returned to the ground for analysis.  Repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.

Sampling Quadrangle Assemblages Research Experiment (SQuARE): The crew took photos of the SQuARE experiment sites located in the Node 1 Galley, JEM, Columbus, Node 2, Node 3, and the US Lab.  SQuARE is an investigation that aims to document items within six defined locations around the ISS over time. The idea is to look at the ISS as an archaeological site, and each of the Squares as a “test pit”.


Regenerative ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain/Fill: The recycle tank was set up to drain via the Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Fill Drain Valve into a Brine EDV using the Urine Transfer System (UTS). Following the setup, the ground performed the tank drain using the UTS. Once the ground specialists completed the transfer, the crew verified the recycle tank was empty, terminated the drain, repositioned the fill/drain valve to force fill the recycle tank using UTS, and configured for nominal processing operations. The crew also swapped the EDV in the offload EDV spot of the UTS.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Mobility Unit (EMU) Activities: The crewmembers performed EMU hardware activities following Wednesday’s RS EVA, beginning with reconfiguring the EMUs on the EMU Don/Doff Assemblies (EDDAs). The Helmet Lights were then separated from the EMU TV/HD EMU Camera Assembly (HECA) and each component was re-installed back onto the EMU Helmet. US tools and Lithium Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (LREBA) were restowed since they were used during the RS EVA.

Station Systems Computer (SSC)18 ZBook Shell Swap: The crew performed activities to replace the SSC18 Zbook shell with a stowed spare. They removed the SSC18 primary and Ultrabay High Definition Drive (HDD), and then installed that same hardware into the new Zbook shell and connected power, data, and peripherals.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Regenerative ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain Support
  • S-Band Index Change
  • Video System Port 1 Upper Outboard Luminaire Checkout
  • HRF Rack 1 Rack Power Up Commanding

Look Ahead Plan

Saturday, January 22 (GMT 22)

  • Advanced Nano Step
  • DCB pack
  • Food Physiology
  • Host Pathogen
  • Rodent Research-18
  • Standard Measures
  • SQuARE 


  • Docking Dragon Monitoring Tools Setup/Teardown
  • Cargo Dragon Station Support Computer Relocate

Sunday, January 23 (GMT 23)

  • EasyMotion
  • SQuARE 


  • Crew off-duty

Monday, January 24 (GMT 24)

  • Astrobee prep
  • AstroPi transfer
  • Biolab
  • NRCSD-22 deploy
  • Fluidics
  • HRF saliva setup
  • Plant Habitat-05
  • Veggie PONDS experiment setup/start
  • POSSUM photos
  • Rodent Research-18 stow
  • SQuARE 


  • EVA Airlock unstow
  • IFM WHC Full Fill
  • CMS ARED Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation with Slider Track Vacuum
  • X2R20 Software Transition Review
  • ACS NORS Nitrogen Transfer
  • EVA Battery Operations
  • Resupply Air Tank Setup and Initiation
  • EHS TOCA WRS Sample Analysis
  • PrK Strain Gauge Questions
  • Habitability Inflight Debrief Questions
  • JEM PS-120 Junction Box Ethernet Cable Connection
  • IWIS RSU Firmware Update
  • Trash CCU hardware
  • RFID Food Audit
  • Find Lost Item
  • RFID Logistics Antenna Move
  • Small Factor Port receptable replacement
  • Portable Computer System (PCS) Hard Drive Image/Verification
  • Resupply Air Tank Setup and Initiation/Press PPE Constraints

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

  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval and Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection and Stow
  • AstroPi Camera Lens adjustment
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain/Fill
  • SQuARES Fixed Daily Imagery
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • T2 Bungee Swap
  • ISS HAM Columbus Radio Photo
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment
  • SSC (Station Systems Computer)18 ZBook Shell Swap
  • Rodent Research Access Unit Clean
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Swap
  • US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Helmet Light Installation
  • [deferred] Food Physiology Sample Collection
  • Urine Transfer System Offload EDV Swap
  • Food Physiology MELFI Sample Insertion 1
  • Food Physiology Sample Collection Hardware Stow
  • Swap SSC (Station Support Computer) 10 and 20 Swap
  • Water Refill Kit Review
  • Water Refill Kit Habitat H2O Fill
  • Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tools Stow
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Lithium Rechargeable (EVA) Battery Assembly (LREBA) Restow
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection