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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/16/2018

Cygnus Unberth: On Saturday, the crew completed the Node1 vestibule depressurization and started the associated vestibule leak checks. On Sunday, once the crew completed leak check activities, robotics ground controllers used the Space Station Remote Manipula

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/12/2018

Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Racks Health & Status Issues: This morning the Health & Status (H&S) telemetry from EXPRESS Racks (ER) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 was reported to be toggling and extended telemetry from ER

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/13/2018

Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Racks (ER) Health & Status: Yesterday, the Health & Status telemetry from ER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 was reported to be toggling and extended telemetry from ER 7 and 8 was lost.  Overnight

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/11/2018

Space Algae: The crew agitated and then installed an additional six Space Algae culture bags in the Veggie facility today.  The Space Algae investigation explores the genetic basis for productivity of algae cultivated in space and whether this requires genet

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/10/2018

70P Docking: Last night, 70P docked to the DC1 nadir port at 191/01:30:47 GMT and Progress hooks were closed at approximately 01:35:35 GMT. Following the successful docking, the Russian crew completed leak checks, opened the hatches, deactivated the 70P vehic

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/09/2018

Progress (70P) Launch/Dock: 70P launched from the Baiknour Cosmodrome today at 4:51pm CDT. Following a 2-orbit rendezvous profile, the vehicle will dock to ISS at 8:39pm CDT.  SpX-15 External Cargo Status: Friday evening ground specialists used the Space Sta

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/06/2018

SpX-15 External Cargo Status:  Last night ground specialists used the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to extract ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) from the Dragon trunk and hand it off to the Japa

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/05/2018

Rodent Research-7 (RR-7): Yesterday the crew transferred the mice from the Transporter Units that arrived on the SpaceX-15 Dragon vehicle to the two Habitat units in which they will reside on ISS. They checked the water flow in each side of the Habitats and i

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/04/2018

ISS crew activities are limited today to allow the crew to enjoy the US Independence Day holiday.  For Rodent Research-7 (RR-7) today the crew transferred the mice from Transporter Units that arrived on the SpaceX-15 Dragon vehicle to the two Habitat units i

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/03/2018

SpX-15 Ingress and Cargo Operations:  This morning the crew ingressed Dragon and transferred the Center Stack. Once complete, they unpacked Double Coldbags, transferred a POLAR from Dragon to ISS, and retrieved and unpacked the Dragon Cargo Transfer Bag (CTB

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/29/2018

SpaceX-15 Launch: SpX-15 launched nominally today at 4:42 AM CDT from Launch Pad LC-40 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. In preparation for vehicle arrival, the crew scheduled to capture Dragon completed their second Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) session t

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/02/2018

SpX-15 Mission:  At 5:56 AM CDT, the ISS crew used the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to capture the Dragon vehicle. Ground specialists then maneuvered the spacecraft to the pre-install position where they performed an inspection of the Pass

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/28/2018

Umbilical Interface Assembly (UIA) Remove and Replace (R&R) Troubleshooting: Yesterday the crew investigated if loosening the 20 fasteners securing the UIA to the Airlock mounting bracket would generate any free play and allow the crew to close the gap i

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/27/2018

Umbilical Interface Assembly (UIA) Remove and Replace (R&R) Troubleshooting: During the UIA R&R yesterday, the crew noted that the Oxygen (O2) Supply line was approximately 2-3 mm too short to be properly mate without applying a tensile, stretching fo

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/26/2018

Predetermined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) Status: Last night’s possible PDAM for object #99999 was not required. A second update to the object’s trajectory was received overnight and the Probability of Collision (PC) had dropped well into the green t

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/25/2018

Predetermined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) for Object #99999: Teams continue to track the ISS conjunction with object #99999 (Unknown Object) with a Time of Closest Approach (TCA) of 01:42 AM CDT tomorrow morning. While the latest tracking information on

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/22/2018

Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Shut down: Yesterday afternoon the Lab CDRA shut down due to an Air Selector Valve (ASV) fault on valve 104.  Initial recovery attempts, and subsequent troubleshooting, were unsuccessful.  Node 3 CDRA is active an

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/20/2018

NanoRacks-Remove Debris (RemDeb): The RemDeb satellite was deployed nominally from the ISS.  NanoRacks-Remove Debris demonstrates an approach to reducing the risks presented by space debris or “space junk”. Collisions in space may have serious co

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/21/2018

Time:  The crew performed a Time perception session. ESA’s Time experiment captures the accurate perception of objects in the environment is a prerequisite for spatial orientation and reliable performance of motor tasks. Time is also fundamental to motion

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/19/2018

Nanoracks-Remove Debris Satellite (RemDeb): Today ground specialists used the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to remove RemDeb from the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) Slide Table and maneuvered to the deploy position.  RemDeb demonstrates an approach t

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/18/2018

Gravitational References for Sensitomotor Performance (GRASP): The crew reconfigured the GRASP equipment from the seated configuration to the quasi-free floating configuration this morning. They will compete three science operational runs in the new configura

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/14/2018

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #51: Today Ricky Arnold (EV-1) and Drew Feustel (EV-2) completed US EVA #51 Node 2 (N2) Forward External Wireless Communications (EWC) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6h 49m. Today’s EVA tasks included: Routing EWC pow

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/15/2018

Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Activities: Following yesterday’s successful US EVA #51 Node 2 (N2) Forward External Wireless Communications (EWC), the crew began stowing the tools and cameras used during the EVA and conducted an Extravehicular Mobility

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/12/2018

Solidification Using Baffles in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA):  Today, the crew troubleshot the SUBSA experiment that is currently located in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG). The crew removed the sample ampoule, which was lodged inside the chamber bore. Ad

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/13/2018

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: In preparation for tomorrow’s US EVA #51 Node 2 External Wireless Communications (EWC), the crew finalized their EVA tool configurations and completed an audit of EVA equipment.  After a final review of the EVA

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/11/2018

Grip:  Today a crewmember deployed Grip hardware in the Columbus module central aisle and performed dynamic seated operations.  ESA’s Grip investigation tests how the nervous system takes into account the forces due to gravity and inertia when manipulatin

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/08/2018

Soyuz 55S Docking: The 55S vehicle completed a nominal docking to the ISS at 8:01 CDT (13:01 GMT).  The 55S Crew, Sergey Prokopev, Alexander Gerst and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned ISS to 6-crew operations after hatch opening at 10:18 CDT (15:18 GMT).

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/07/2018

Soyuz 55S status:  55S successfully launched yesterday at 11:12:39 GMT.  The vehicle is progressing toward a nominal docking to the ISS tomorrow at 8:07 CDT (13:07 GMT).  Food Acceptability:  A crewmember completed a Food Acceptability questionnaire today

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/06/2018

55Soyuz (55S) Launch: 55S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this morning at 6:12 AM CT with Sergy Prokopev, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, and Alexander Gerst on-board.  Docking to the Mini Research Module-1 (MRM-1) module is scheduled at 08:07 AM CT on Jun

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/05/2018

Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF):  Today the crew exchanged the sample holders to prepare for upcoming ground commanded operations in the ELF.  ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless process

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/04/2018

Atomization:  The crew swapped sample syringes for the Atomization investigation today. The Atomization experiment investigates the disintegration processes of a low-speed water jet for various jet issue conditions in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/01/2018

EXPRESS Rack-3 Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG) and Veggie:  The crew rotated EXPRESS Rack 3 down in the Columbus module today, installed an iPEHG and then rotated the rack back up.  They then reinstalled the Veggie facilities into the rack an

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/31/2018

EXPRESS Rack-3 Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG) and Veggie:  The crew rotated EXPRESS Rack 3 down in the Columbus module today, installed an iPEHG and then rotated the rack back up.  They then reinstalled the Veggie facilities into the rack an

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/30/2018

Solidification Using Baffles in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA):  Today the crew deactivated SUBSA, exchanged sample ampoules, and started SUBSA processing of the new sample.  The objective of the SUBSA investigation is to advance understanding of the processes inv

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/29/2018

Solidification Using Baffles in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA):  The crew set up the SUBSA hardware today and installed a calibration sample.  The objective of the SUBSA investigation is to advance understanding of the processes involved in semiconductor crystal g

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/24/2018

Orbital ATK (OA)-9 Cygnus S.S. J.R. Thomson Rendezvous with ISS:  The crew successfully captured the S.S. J.R. Thompson with the Space Station Remote Manipulation System (SSRMS) at 4:29 am CDT. Once captured, the crew handed off control of the SSRMS to groun

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/25/2018

NanoRacks-Remove Debris (RemDeb):  The crew pressurized and performed a leak check of the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) and then extended the Airlock slide table into the JEM this morning. They then removed the Handhold Experiment Platform (HXP

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/28/2018

Kubik 6:  After completing commissioning for ESA’s Kubik 6 facility the crew disconnected and stowed the Kubik 6.  Kubik is a small controlled-temperature incubator/cooler used to study biological samples in a microgravity environment.  It is equipped wi

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/23/2018

Human Research Program (Biochemical Profile, Marrow, Vascular Echo, and Repository):  53S crewmembers collected blood and urine samples for their Return minus 14-day session of the Biochem Profile, Marrow and Repository investigations.  One of the 53S crewm
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