ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/01/2021


Exploration ECLSS-TOILET:  A crewmember completed a weekly survey on the Toilet System to provide feedback on system functionality and crew observations. The Toilet ЕДВ was also changed out and the crewmember checked the Toilet System for adequate Pretreat dosing from the Dose Pump.  The Toilet System is an Exploration Tech Demo that has evolved into a permanent USOS system.  The Toilet has the same basic design as the Orion Universal Waste Management System (UWMS).  The Toilet System will be the primary WMS for USOS for up to 90-crew-days and interfaces with the Urine Transfer System (UTS) to allow concurrent WHC/Toilet operations. 

FIR (Fluids Integrated Rack):  A crewmember performed Quick Disconnect water line hose maintenance on the FIR lines and also configured the back of the FIR optics bench in preparation for Flow Boiling Condensation Experiment (FBCE) hardware including installing required cables.  The FIR is a complementary fluid physics research facility designed to host investigations in areas such as colloids, gels, bubbles, wetting and capillary action, and phase changes, including boiling and condensation.

Pilote:  A crewmember performed PILOTE science run.  In order to test the ergonomics of a multisensory interface for controlling robotic arms and spacecraft, it is necessary to perform the trials in microgravity. Performing the test on Earth would lead to a design of a work station using terrestrial ergonomic principles that do not correspond to conditions experienced on a spacecraft in orbit. The Pilote investigation tests the effectiveness of novel control schemes for the remote operation of robotic arms and space vehicles, using virtual reality and a new class of user-machine interfaces based on haptics.


Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis & Data Record: The crew performed an analysis of the water processing assembly (WPA) using the TOCA. The TOCA unit oxidizes organic carbon species present in the water to carbon dioxide gas and measures the concentration using nondispersive infrared spectroscopy. Analysis of the potable water using the TOCA occurs on a weekly basis. The crew replaced the TOCA Waste Water Bag (WWB) just prior to the sample collection to preclude overfill.

In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Hatch Seal Inspections: The crew cleaned and inspected the JPM Starboard, Node 2 (Aft, Port, Starboard, Forward), COL Port and Lab (Forward, Aft) hatch seals, hatch plate sealing surfaces, and crank handles for damage or Foreign Object Debris (FOD) as part of standard preventive maintenance.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Toilet Urine Filter Remove & Replacement
  • Transfer 79 Progress USOS Unpack
  • Toilet Fecal Canister Remove & Replacement

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

  • JEMRMS Console Bus Checkout Ground Support
  • Automated Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) Selection (ATS) Pre-Positioned (PPL) Loading
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Russian to USOS Communication Configuration

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, November 2 (GMT 306)

  • APM Status Check (NASA)
  • CIR ACME Hardware replace part 1 (NASA)
  • HRF VEG Questionnaire (NASA)
  • EarthKam setup and Act (Joint)
  • EPM Laptop t/s (ESA)
  • FIR LMM Hardware return (NASA)
  • Lumina data Transfer (ESA)
  • POLAR transfers (NASA)
  • Repository Urine and blood Collect (NASA)
  • SpaceDuino card transfer and HW removal (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva collect (NASA)
  • TOILET Dose chk (NASA)


  • USOS Cable Management
  • Deploy AC ZBook Power Chain
  • Deploy (2) Multi-Port USB Chargers

Wednesday, November 3 (GMT 307)

  • CIR ACME Hardware replace part 2 (NASA)
  • CIR O2 and Manifold 4 Bottle Exchange (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Fecal process (NASA)
  • HRF VEG Questionnaire (NASA)
  • MAND Print Removal and stow (NASA)
  • Probiotics Fecal ops (JAXA)
  • Repository Urine and blood Collect (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva collect (NASA)
  • TOILET Dose chk (NASA)


  • Cargo Dragon Station Support Computer Relocate
  • AQM Troubleshooting
  • Dragon Table Sync and Stow

Thursday, November 4 (GMT 308)

  • EarthKam Node 2 lens change (Joint)
  • Food Physiology photo and Fecal collect (NASA)
  • HRF VEG Questionnaire (NASA)
  • Probiotics Capsule stow, Urine/blood setup (JAXA)
  • Repository Frozen blood Collect (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Ambient blood and Saliva collect (NASA)


  • Activities under review due to major replan

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

  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Personal Medication Stow
  • JEM Microbe Sensor Relocation
  • EDV Build
  • Toilet System Weekly Questionnaire
  • EDV Swap for Toilet use during Crew Handover
  • EDV Transfer Hose R&R when connected to Offload EDV with UTS
  • Unidentified Item Stow
  • Toilet System Pretreat Dose Check
  • iWatch Charge for SpX CREW DRAGON
  • Virtual Reality Headset charge
  • Half CTB Locate
  • JEMRMS RLT2 Activation Before JEMRMS Console C/O
  • In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Fluids Integration Rack (FIR) Quick Disconnect (QD) Maintenance
  • JEMRMS Console Checkout
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Waste Water Bag (WWB) Changeout
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis & Data Record
  • JEMRMS Deactivation Preparation After JEMRMS C/O
  • Private Medical Conference (PMC)
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event
  • Fluids Integrated Rack Hardware Gather
  • Remove SpX-CREW DRAGON iWatch from charger
  • Relocation of items from NOD2O2
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Setup
  • FIR Bench Configuration
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Treadmill 2 (T2) Augmented Reality Gather
  • Wireless VR Headset troubleshooting performance
  • Hatch Seal Inspection
  • PILOTE Science
  • Long-duration Crew Compensation
  • Treadmill 2 Augmented Reality On Orbit Training [ABORTED]
  • T2 Monthly Maintenance performed with Sidekick [ABORTED]
  • Crewmember fills out questionnaire following T2 Maintenance with Augmented Reality [ABORTED]
  • Stow Sidekick After Use [ABORTED]