ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/29/2021


ISS HAM:   The crew completed an ISS HAM pass with Colegio Pumahue Temuco, Temuco, Chile.  The school is part of the international group of Cognita Schools and a certified Cambridge International School.   ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents, and other members of the community in science, technology, engineering, and math by providing a means to communicate between astronauts and the ground HAM radio units.

Repository:  Crewmembers performed urine and blood collections. 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.


Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation:  Today, the USOS crew continued preparations for the upcoming EVA, which will replace the S-Band Antenna Support Assembly (SASA) on the Port 1 truss.  SASA is the antenna assembly that provides S-Band communication. Final preparations included preparing the Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMU)s and Airlock for EVA and suit donning. The crew also printed EVA specific cufflink pages, configured tools and reviewed procedures before conducting a conference with ground specialists. US EVA #78 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30th with Joint Airlock Egress occurring at ~6:40am CST.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) In Flight Maintenance (IFM): As part of regularly scheduled preventative maintenance, the crew performed a manual WHC flush tank fill.  By using a post-flight analysis bag to capture any pressure relief, also known as the burp, they depressurized the flush water tank and water valve block to protect the dose pump. This pump is critical as it injects the pre-treat required to properly recycle waste urine.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) NASA Zero-Gravity Lever (NZGL) Familiarization
  • Vacuum Cordless Big Picture Words
  • Plug-in Plan NOD2 UOP2(3) Audit
  • SERFE CWC Iodine Label Check

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

  • Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Airlock Low Temperature Loop (LTL) Flow Modifications
  • Atmosphere Revitalization System (ARS) Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Rapid Sampling
  • ARS MCA Auto Sequence
  • PCS Reboot

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, November 30 (GMT 334)

  • No Payload Activities (EVA day)



Wednesday, December 1 (GMT 335)

  • HRF Profile of Mood States Short Form Questionnaire
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow
  • Astrobee Perching Arm Removal


  • EMU Water Ops
  • EVA Airlock Deconfig
  • EVA Glove Photos
  • SODF EMER-1 Temp Update

Thursday, December 2 (GMT 336)

  • ESA Ultrasonic Tweezers
  • ESA EPO Touching Surfaces
  • ESA Echo External HD connection to SSC 14
  • ESA Biolab Reference Experiment Container Removal
  • JAXA JEM Water Recovery System (JWRS) Water Disposal
  • Food Acceptability Survey
  • Food Physiology Crew Diet Briefing
  • Astrobee ReSWARM Setup and Checkout


  • T2 6 Month Maintenance
  • PWD Filter R&R
  • SIGI 2 R&R
  • Recycle Tank Drain/Fill

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

  • Relocate PBAs for upcoming EVA
  • Extravehicular Activity Pistol Grip Tool Battery Installation
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection and Processing
  • Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow & MELFI Operations
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) iPad Preparation
  • ISS HAM Columbus Pass Kenwood
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill
  • ISS HAM Kenwood Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Keep-Out Zone (KOZ) & Door Stop Check