ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/03/2020

Mobile Companion (CIMON): Over the weekend, the crew updated software to the CIMON hardware and then performed a Mood test as part of activation and checkout steps. The Pilot Study with the Crew Interactive MObile companioN (Cimon) is a technology demonstration project, and an observational study, that aims to obtain the first insights into the effects on crew support by an artificial intelligence (AI), in terms of efficiency and acceptance during long-term missions in space. Spaceflight missions put the crew under a substantial amount of stress and workload, and it is thought that AI could provide operational support to crew members.

NanoRacks External Cygnus CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD): The crew reviewed procedures for the upcoming CubeSat Deployer installation. The crew also installed the MPEP adapter plate and Capture Mechanism onto the JEM Airlock Slide table. The NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer is a stackable, modular, ground loaded launch case.  Each NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer accommodates up to eight launch cases are stacked for each JEM Airlock opening. The NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer meets the growing demand to deploy CubeSat format satellites from the International Space Station for a variety of customers.

Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG): The crew stowed the LSG Work Volume. LSG is a sealed work area that accommodates life science and technology investigations in a “workbench” type environment. Due to its larger size design, two crew members can work in the LSG simultaneously.

Bio-Monitor: The crew performed the setup and donning of the Bio-Monitor Hardware garment and data collection unit as part of a 48hr measurement session. Although the ISS is equipped with health and life sciences research tools, the existing instrumentation for continuous and simultaneous recording of several physiological parameters is lacking. To tackle this issue, the Bio-Monitor Commissioning activity tests the Bio-Monitor facility; a wearable garment capable of monitoring relevant physiological parameters for up to 48 hours in a non-invasive and non-interfering way.  The physiological parameters which can be monitored consist of heart rate, respiration rate, ECG (Electrocardiogram), skin temperature, peripheral blood oxygen saturation, etc.


Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle Remove and Replace (R&R):  Today, the crew removed and replaced the WHC Urine Receptacle and Insert Filter.  After replacement, a functionality test of the WHC was performed and the WHC was declared operational.

On Board Training (OBT) Soyuz Descent Drill:  In preparation for their departure from the ISS on Wednesday evening, the 59S Crew completed a nominal descent and landing drill earlier this morning.  During this training, the crew was inside their Soyuz spacecraft reviewing and practicing undock and landing procedures.

Cygnus Rendezvous On-Board Training (OBT): In preparation for NG-13 launch currently planned on February 9 and berth on February 11, today the crew completed this proficiency training covering the mission profile, rendezvous crew procedures and crew interfaces for monitoring and commanding the Cygnus.

Completed Task List Activities:

Remove and Replace Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) ЕДВ-Y

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • MT Translation from WS4 to WS6
  • MSS Maneuver for SSRMS Walkoff Node 2 PDGF
  • MT Translation from WS6 to WS7

Tuesday, 2/4 (GMT 035)

  • Bio-Monitor wearable changeout (CSA)
  • Cerebral Autoregulation measurement and closeout (JAXA)
  • Probiotics Saliva collect and questionnaire (JAXA)
  • JAXA PCG-17 samples (2) retrieve B for 59S return (JAXA)
  • HRF Saliva collect and Blood and Urine setup for SM and repository (NASA)
  • Functional Immune (HRF) dry Saliva collect (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Body and Fecal sample collect an Cognition test (NASA)
  • SABL CO2 incubator installation (NASA)
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Install onto MPEP and JPM retract (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Fecal sample collect (NASA) –
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • Food Consolidate (NASA)


  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Overhead & Port Cleaning
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 1 

Wednesday, 2/5 (GMT 036)

  • BioMonitor wearable removal and stow (CSA)
  • Probiotics Capsule stow (JAXA)
  • HRF Saliva, urine, and ambient blood collect (NASA)
  • Food Physiology sample collect (NASA)
  • Confined Combustion Ops (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • AWP Watch Doff (NASA)


  • 59S Soyuz Undock/Landing
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Self Study Session
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Scrub

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

  • Record EPO Paxi script
  • ISS Experience Mid-Mission Debrief
  • ISS Experience Presleep OPS
  • Data Prep for Return – 59 Soyuz Commander
  • Data Preparation for Return – 59 Soyuz Flight Engineer 1&3
  • EPO crew message recording
  • Columbus photo-video
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos website and social media
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography using photo equipment
  • SCENARIY. Observation and photography of catastrophic events and their aftermath
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task List)
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • Reminder 2 Vascular Aging 72-Hour Bio-Monitor Measurements
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • Cerebral Autoregulation Data Measurement Item Gathering
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR) and Insert Filter (IF) Remove and Replace
  • Standard Measures Fecal Collection Setup
  • Soyuz 746 SM-AGAT-U55 batteries (two pieces) charge , Initiate charge
  • FENIKS. Bioecology” kits Removal and Transfer to Soyuz 746
  • Cerebral Autoregulation Equipment Setup
  • LSG Work Volume Stow
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • Food Consolidation
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • Monitoring shutter closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14.  Note 9
  • LBNP Training (FINAL), Operator assistance
  • LBNP training session (FINAL)
  • Systems Operations Data File (SODF) Update
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Installation Procedure Review
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Hardware Gather
  • HISUI Mission Data Recorder Relocation
  • Bio-Monitor Hardware Setup
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment
  • Bio-Monitor Wearables Setup
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Calibration Check
  • MPEP and Passive Capture Mechanism Installation to JEM Airlock Slide Table
  • Descent Private Medical Conference (PMC)
  • Payload Laptop Terminal 3 (PLT3) Troubleshoot
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops
  • АСУ toilet activation in ТК №746
  • Soyuz 746 pre-undock [СУДН] (motion control system) test No. 2 (VHF2)
  • MPEP Installation to JEM Airlock Slide Table Support
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics On-board Trainer (ROBoT) Setup
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Review
  • Soyuz 55S (No. 746) Descent OBT
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous Review
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. PCG kits disassembly and preparation for return to the ground on Soyuz 746
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. “Tritel” Hardware Monitoring and Data transfer from interface unit to USB flash drive. USB flash drive preparation for return to the ground on Soyuz 746
  • On-Board Training (OBT) CYGNUS OBT Conference
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment setup.
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Assistance with МО-3 Test
  • Probiotics Item Gathering
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Calibration Check Data Record
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment Ops on БД-2 Treadmill (MO-3 Test in Passive Mode)
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Closeout Ops
  • Soyuz 746 SM-AGAT-U55 batteries charge(2 pieces), Terminate charge
  • Kidney Cells Pump Removal
  • Soyuz 746 Samsung Tablet Recharge after training session, Initiation
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Hygiene procedure
  • Descent Private Medical Conference (PMC)
  • Crew Discretionary Event
  • Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination)