ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/03/2023

Crew-5 Dock: SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor successfully docked to the ISS at 12:40 AM CT. The Endurance crew welcomed aboard NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, United Arab Emirates astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev. The ISS crew complement has officially increased from 7 to 11.


Actiwatch-Plus: Arriving crewmembers donned the Actiwatch-Plus units. The Actiwatch-Plus is a waterproof, non-intrusive, sleep-wake activity monitor worn on the wrist of a crewmember and contains a miniature uniaxial accelerometer that produces a signal as the subject moves. The data is stored in non-volatile memory within the Actiwatch until they are downloaded for analysis.

Mochii: Mochii was connected to the iPad in order to pump down the Mochii microscope. Mochii is a miniature scanning electron microscope (SEM) with spectroscopy to conduct real-time, on-site imaging and compositional measurements of particles on the ISS. Such particles can cause vehicle and equipment malfunctions and threaten crew health, but currently, samples must be returned to Earth for analysis, leaving crew and vehicle at risk. Mochii also provides a powerful new analysis platform to support novel microgravity science and engineering.

Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG): Audit 3 of 4 was completed. The MSG is a rack-level payload facility located in the LAB Module on the ISS. MSG provides resources such as power, data, video, heat rejection, vacuum, nitrogen and containment for investigations. The facility is well suited for handling hazardous materials when crew are present and is capable of accommodating both physical science and biological research payloads.

NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Mission -24 (NRCSD-24): The NanoRacks Triple Deployer was disassembled, the NanoRacks Doublewide CubeSat Deployer was prepared for return, and the two NanoRacks CubeSat Deployers were staged for the next NRCSD mission. NRCSD-24  Is an external deployer that is installed in the JEM airlock and robotically placed in the deploy configuration using the JEM RMS. NRCSD-24 will be deploying eight different satellites: DanteSat, which is a deorbiting drag sail study; TJREVERB, developed by Thomas Jefferson High school, will measure the strength of iridium signals; MARIO is a Macro-Fiber Composite Actuator experiment; NUTSat uses an ADS-B receiver to demonstrate and enhance commercial aviation safety technology; LORIS will provide detailed views of the Nova Scotia peninsula and its surrounding shorelines;  ORCASat will demonstrate technology to calibrate optical telescopes; SPORT will study the effects of space weather in the upper atmosphere and its effects on communication; PetitSat will study local plasma density enhancements and buoyancy waves in the 380-420 km altitude.

Particle Vibration: The Particle Vibration Array was shaken inside the Cell Array Stowage Bag to prevent the particles located inside the fluid containers from sticking to the container walls. Thermovibrationally-driven Particle self-Assembly and Ordering mechanisms in Low grAvity (Particle Vibration) project aims to investigate the self-organization mechanisms of particles in fluids. The outcomes of the project have various implications in the science of materials (through development of novel manufacturing techniques) and astrophysics (by understanding the mechanisms responsible for the formation of asteroids and planets).

Veg-05: The plants growing in the two Veggie facilities were inspected, watered as needed, and photographed. The Pick-and-Eat Salad-Crop Productivity, Nutritional Value, and Acceptability to Supplement the ISS Food System (Veg-05) investigation is the next step in efforts to address the need for a continuous fresh-food production system in space.


ISS Safety Briefing: The crew reviewed the emergency situations plans and the locations of emergency equipment in the crew vehicles. The newly arrived crew studied the safety measures on-board ISS, the potential hazards, and the equipment needed for an emergency response.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Maintenance: The ISS crew completed regularly scheduled maintenance on the ARED X-Rotation Dashpots and Main arm. The crew also added grease to the ARED Vibration Isolation System (VIS) Rails and Rollers, as well as the ARED Upper Stop catch plates and Rack Indicator catch mechanisms. This quarterly maintenance allows the ARED exercise device to keep operating nominally and verifying if any wear and tear exists on the hardware.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Node 3 CDRA Activation
  • SDMS Activation
  • Post Docking Configure for Docked Operations

Look Ahead Plan

Saturday, March 4 (GMT 063)

  • HRF Veggie POMS Questions (NASA)
  • Mochii Vent Clean (NASA)
  • Plant Habitat-03A H2O Add/Remove (NASA)
  • POLAR7 Transfer (NASA)
  • Sphere Camera-1 Airlock Filming (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva Collect (NASA)
  • Story Time In Space-9 Read and Photo (NASA)


  • ISS Crew Adaptation
  • ISS Crew Handover
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth

Sunday, March 5 (GMT 064)

  • Actiwatch Plus Doff (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Fecal Collect (NASA)
  • MSG HW Audit (NASA)
  • Repository Urine Collect (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva Collect (NASA)
  • Veg-05 Check and Root Mat Fill (NASA)


  • ISS Crew Adaptation
  • ISS Crew Handover
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth

Monday, March 6 (GMT 065)

  • Actiwatch HRF1 Setup (NASA)
  • Astrobee Prep and Ops (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Fecal Processing (NASA)
  • Repository Urine Stow (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Frozen Blood Collect and Saliva Stow and PreSleep Questions (NASA)


  • Dragon Pallet Preparation
  • ISS Crew Handover
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • SpaceX-27 Dragon Rendezvous Review CBT

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

  • Behavioral Core Measures ROBoT-r Research Testing
  • Campout Sleeping Bag Deploy
  • Review ISS Campout Location and Initial Setup
  • CASA Caution and Warning Big Picture Words Review
  • CASA Keep-Out Zone (KOZ) & Door Stop Check
  • CASA Station Support Computer and iPad Install
  • ARED Quarterly Maintenance & Greasing
  • Orthostatic Intolerance Garment (OIG) Doff
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Triple Deployer Disassembly
  • Docking Dragon Approach Monitoring
  • Dock and Ingress Activity
  • Dragon Zenith Hatch Open
  • Crew Dragon Hand Held Gas Detector Battery Removal
  • Dragon Hatch Open
  • Dragon Station Support Computer Return
  • Crew Dragon Supply Transfer
  • Dragon Monitoring Tools Teardown
  • Emergency Equipment Lite Configuration Setup
  • Node 1 Zenith Hatch Troubleshooting
  • ISS Crew Departure Preparation
  • Handover of Crew
  • JEM Campout SSC Swap
  • Dragon SSC Return
  • Photo TV Node 1
  • Charging D4 Battery for return
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event
  • Particle Vibration Manual Mixing
  • Video recording of greetings
  • Prep Sleep Station in Dragon