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ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/20/2019

ISS HAM pass: The crew participated in an ISS HAM contact with North Point School for Boys, Calgary, Alberta, Canada where students range from kindergarten to ninth grade. Questions involved astronaut training, the daily routine of an astronaut, and Extravehi

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/19/2019

Medical Proteomics: The crew performed a blood collection in support of the JAXA Medical Proteomics investigation which evaluates changes of proteins in blood serum, bone and skeletal muscles after space flight, and also supports identification of osteopenia-

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/18/2019

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Fuel Oxidizer Management Assembly (FOMA): The crew performed the FOMA calibration preparatory activities which consisted of closing and opening the appropriate valves on manifold bottles and the GIP (gas interface panel).  Th

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/13/2019

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Manifold Bottle Replacement: The crew removed a 50% ethylene fuel bottle and replaced it with a 100% ethylene bottle. They also installed a 100% helium bottle. This is in support of the ongoing BRE (Burning Rate Emulator) expe

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/14/2019

58 Soyuz (58S) Launch and Docking: The 58S Soyuz launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this afternoon at 2:14 PM CT and completed a nominal 4 orbit rendezvous and docking to the ISS MRM1 Port at 8:01 PM CT. The 58S crew Aleksey Ovchinin, Nick Hague, and Chris

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/12/2019

SBC (Spaceborne Computer) Inverter Replacement: Today the crew replaced the failed Spaceborne Computer-1 power inverter. The inverter was subsequently powered up and showed all green lights.  Spaceborne Computer’s goal is to run a yearlong experiment of hi

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/08/2019

SpaceX (SpX) Crew Dragon Demonstration 1 Undock and Splashdown: Following five days docked to the ISS, today the SpX Crew Dragon Demo 1 successfully undocked. Physical separation occurred at 1:32 AM CT with splashdown within the anticipated landing zone in th

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/07/2019

SpaceX (SpX) Crew Dragon Demonstration 1 Departure Preparation: Today the crew performed refresher training in preparation for tomorrow’s Crew Dragon departure. In addition, they loaded final cargo, obtained closeout imagery, acquired samples of the atmosph

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/06/2019

Plasma Krystall-4 (PK-4): Today a crewmember initiated three runs for the group 2 of the PK-4 experiment and performed a hard drive change out for data downlink. PK-4 is a scientific collaboration between the ESA and the Roscosmos, performing research in the

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/05/2019

Life Support Rack (LSR): Today a crewmember removed the Waste Water Filter insert element from the LSR and prepared the element for return. LSR is a Technology Demonstrator for Closed Loop Air Revitalization. It captures carbon dioxide from cabin air and reco

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/04/2019

The ISS Experience: Today a crewmember replaced the Solid State Drives for the ISS Experience. The ISS Experience creates a virtual reality film documenting daily life aboard the space station. The 8 to 1 10 minute videos created from footage taken during th

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/01/2019

EML (Electromagnetic Levitator) Lens switch: The crew changed the measurement mode of the EML High Speed Camera to STD mode to support the ongoing campaign. The EML is a multi-user facility designed for containerless materials processing in space. It support

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/03/2019

SpaceX (SpX) Crew Dragon Demonstration 1:  On Saturday, SpX Crew Dragon successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) atop a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket at 1:49 AM CT.  On Sunday, the vehicle successfully performed an autonomous rendezvous and docking o

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/28/2019

Bio-Monitor: A crew conference was held between the Bio-Monitor Team and David Saint-Jacques to discuss his experience on the 48-hour recording session with the Bio-Monitor Instrument. Although the ISS is equipped with health and life sciences research tools

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/27/2019

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites Smoothing-Based Relative Navigation (SPHERES SmoothNav): The crew set up and performed a SPHERES SmoothNav test session. The SPHERES test plan consists of 12 different possible tests that c

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/26/2019

Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME) Controller Replacement: The crew replaced one of the ACME fuel flow controllers. This was a nominally planned activity and allows different flow conditions to be observed. Following the completion of th

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/22/2019

SpaceX Demo-1 Dragon2 Training: The crew utilized a computer based trainer and reviewed procedures to refresh themselves with Dragon2 systems, rendezvous and docking, ingress operations, changes to emergency responses, and vehicle departure. SpaceX Demo-1 mis

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/21/2019

The ISS Experience: Today a crewmember performed the ISS Experience camera setup in the Node-3 to capture a recording session of nominal crew activities. The ISS Experience creates a virtual reality film documenting daily life aboard the space station. The 8

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/20/2019

Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF): Today a crewmember cleaned the sample holder and installed a sample cartridge into the ELF facility. ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniq

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/19/2019

Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3): Today crewmembers installed the RRM3 hardware on the JEM Airlock slide table. Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3) demonstrates the first transfer and long term storage of liquid methane, a cryogenic fluid, in microgravity. T

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/15/2019

Astrobee: Today the crew participated in a final crew conference, followed by the Docking Station installation in the JEM.  When the satellites arrive on orbit (starting with the NG-11 vehicle), Astrobee will consist of self-contained, free flying robots an

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/18/2019

Selectable Optical Diagnostics Instrument – Diffusion and Soret Coefficient (SODI-DSC): Today, a crewmember changed-out the memory flash disk from the SODI hardware. The Selectable Optical Diagnostics Instrument – Diffusion and Soret Coefficient (

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/14/2019

Marrow: Today the crew collected breath, ambient air, and blood samples in support of the Marrow investigation.  Marrow looks at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negativ

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/13/2019

ISS HAM Pass: The crew participated in the contact with College Park School, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada. The students ranged from grade 1 to 8 and the questions involved astronaut experiences during launch, interactions with families, working on the ISS, e

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/11/2019

Astrobee: The crew participated in a conference with the Astrobee payload developer to discuss details of the docking station installation preparation. Following this, they configured and prepared the JEM Astrobee docking station location. The actual docking

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/12/2019

Human Research Facility (HRF) Urine Setup: The crew set up hardware in preparation for repository activities later this week.  Repository is a storage bank that is used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/08/2019

Northrop Grumman (NG-10) Cygnus Release: Today, Crew and ground teams utilized the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to unberth the S.S. John Young from Node 1 nadir then released the vehicle at 1616 GMT (10:16 AM CT). This completes eighty-one

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/07/2019

SlingShot: Today crewmembers installed two Slingshot deployables (SEOPS-Quantum Radar -1 and -2s) on to the outer hatch of the Cygnus Spacecraft. Also installed in a deployable slot is the UbiquityLink-1 orbit to ground communications hardware. The two passiv

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/06/2019

Fluid Dynamics in Space (FLUIDICS): Today a crewmember attempted to run the last two science sessions (2&3) however, an anomaly occurred with the science hardware during run #2. Run #3 was aborted from the timeline until further investigation by the ESA g

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/05/2019

Marrow: This morning a crewmember collected Breath and Ambient air samples for the Marrow study. Marrow looks at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bo

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/01/2019

Circadian Rhythms: Today a crewmember doffed the Circadian Rhythms hardware. This completes the 3rd session for this increment. Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock,” and how it changes durin

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/04/2019

Kubik: Over the weekend a crewmember performed upgrades, checkout and activation of the Kubik 6 hardware. Samples from Kubik 5 were transferred to Kubik 6 and the Kubik 5 was de-installed and stowed. Kubik is a small controlled-temperature incubator or coole

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/31/2019

Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR): Today, a crewmember installed the Florescence Microscope into the MSPR work volume and ground initiated a one-week checkout in preparation for Space Moss observations during the SpaceX-18 mission. The MSPR is a multipu

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/30/2019

Kubik: Today a crewmember upgraded hardware for the Kubik-6 unit. Kubik is a small controlled-temperature incubator or cooler with removable inserts designed for self-contained, automatic microgravity experiments such as those using seeds, cells, and small an

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/29/2019

Bio-Monitor: Today a crewmember swapped out donned hardware with the spare garment and headband hardware to continue the 48 hour data recording session. The primary hardware garment was stowed. Although the ISS is equipped with health and life sciences resear

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/28/2019

Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF): Over the weekend, a crewmember installed ELF cartridge unit 001. ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the electrostatic levitati

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/21/2019

FIR/LMM/Biophysics-5 Configuration: While the crew was installing Biophysics-5 plate number 3 into the FIR/LMM (Fluids Integrated Rack/Light Microscopy Module), they noted some condensate on the plate and its capillaries.  When they attempted to blot the con

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/22/2019

Fluid Shifts: In support of the final day of Fluid Shifts operations, the crew performed a Chibis (lower body negative pressure) Imaging session. The video issues experienced yesterday did not occur today and the ground teams report today’s session occurre

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/23/2019

Materials ISS Experiment Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) Troubleshooting: Performed as planned ground-commanded troubleshooting, today a file downlink attempt was made on the MISSE Science Carrier-11 (MSC-11). This was not successful and the engineering team will
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