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ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/18/2019

Crew Half Duty Day: Today was a half duty day for the crew. Following Cygnus berth tomorrow, they will work Saturday to transfer cargo from Cygnus to the ISS.  Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR)/Light Microscopy Module (LMM)/Biophysics-6 experiment start:  As a f
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/18/2019

Crew Half Duty Day: Today was a half duty day for the crew. Following Cygnus berth tomorrow, they will work Saturday to transfer cargo from Cygnus to the ISS.  Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR)/Light Microscopy Module (LMM)/Biophysics-6 experiment start:  As a followup to the discovery of the plate with damaged sample capillary(s) on Monday, today the …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/17/2019

Northrop Grumman 11 (NG-11) Launch/Berth:  NG-11 launched successfully today at 3:46 PM CT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  Over the next two days, S.S. Rodger Chaffee will perform a series of phasing burns to rendezvous with ISS. Vehicl
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/17/2019

Northrop Grumman 11 (NG-11) Launch/Berth:  NG-11 launched successfully today at 3:46 PM CT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  Over the next two days, S.S. Rodger Chaffee will perform a series of phasing burns to rendezvous with ISS. Vehicle capture is planned for Friday, April 19, at 4:30 AM CT.  JEMAL (JEM Airlock) Configuration: …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/16/2019

ElectroMagnetic Levitator (EML) Lens Swap: The crew changed the measurement mode of the EML High Speed Camera to RECAL mode in support of ongoing ops. The EML is a multi-user facility designed for containerless materials processing in space. It supports resea
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/16/2019

ElectroMagnetic Levitator (EML) Lens Swap: The crew changed the measurement mode of the EML High Speed Camera to RECAL mode in support of ongoing ops. The EML is a multi-user facility designed for containerless materials processing in space. It supports research in the areas of meta-stable states and phases along with the measurement of high-accurate …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/15/2019

Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM): Today EarthKAM mission 66 concluded with a shutdown and stow of the related hardware.  As of the latest report, a total of 225 schools representing 24,512 students and 31 countries had signed
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/15/2019

Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM): Today EarthKAM mission 66 concluded with a shutdown and stow of the related hardware.  As of the latest report, a total of 225 schools representing 24,512 students and 31 countries had signed up to request images;  22,123 image requests had been submitted, 10,278 images had been …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/11/2019

Airway Monitoring: The crew performed the Airway Monitoring US Airlock Session consisting of two different protocols, which are performed at both ambient, and reduced pressure (10.2 psi or 700 mbar) in the US airlock. These protocols are the low Nitric Oxide
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/11/2019

Airway Monitoring: The crew performed the Airway Monitoring US Airlock Session consisting of two different protocols, which are performed at both ambient, and reduced pressure (10.2 psi or 700 mbar) in the US airlock. These protocols are the low Nitric Oxide (NO) protocol which determines how much NO is exhaled with the respiration, and the …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/10/2019

Cerebral Autoregulation: Using the Cardiolab Portable Doppler and European Physiology Module Facility Continuous Blood Pressure Device, the crew performed data measurements for the JAXA Cerebral Autoregulation experiment.  As the body’s most important orga
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/10/2019

Cerebral Autoregulation: Using the Cardiolab Portable Doppler and European Physiology Module Facility Continuous Blood Pressure Device, the crew performed data measurements for the JAXA Cerebral Autoregulation experiment.  As the body’s most important organ, the brain needs a strong and reliable blood supply so the brain is capable of self-regulating blood flow even when the heart …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/09/2019

Combustion Integration Rack (CIR)/Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME) Hardware Replacement:  The crew changed the CIR/ACME system from the BRE (Burning Rate Emulator) experiment configuration to the Flame Design experiment configuration.
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/09/2019

Combustion Integration Rack (CIR)/Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME) Hardware Replacement:  The crew changed the CIR/ACME system from the BRE (Burning Rate Emulator) experiment configuration to the Flame Design experiment configuration. The Flame Design investigation studies the production and control of soot to optimize oxygen-enriched combustion and the design of robust, soot-free flames. Soot can …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/08/2019

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #54: Today Anne McLain (EV-1) and David Saint-Jacques (EV-2) exited the Joint Airlock and performed US EVA #54 (Truss Jumper EVA) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6h 29m. The crew completed the following tasks: P4 Batter
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/08/2019

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #54: Today Anne McLain (EV-1) and David Saint-Jacques (EV-2) exited the Joint Airlock and performed US EVA #54 (Truss Jumper EVA) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6h 29m. The crew completed the following tasks: P4 Battery Adapter Plate relocate Spider Cable installation under Lab MMOD shield Short Truss Jumper …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/29/2019

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #53: Today, Nick Hague, as EVA Crewmember (EV)-1, and Christina Koch, as EV-2, performed US EVA #53 (Lithium Ion Battery R&R EVA #2) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6 hours 45 minutes. The second of two planned battery re
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/29/2019

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #53: Today, Nick Hague, as EVA Crewmember (EV)-1, and Christina Koch, as EV-2, performed US EVA #53 (Lithium Ion Battery R&R EVA #2) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6 hours 45 minutes. The second of two planned battery replacement EVAs, today’s EVA completed the installation of the new batteries brought …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/02/2019

Behavioral Core Measures (BCM): Over the weekend, the crew completed BCM cognition test sessions. Behavioral Core Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions examines an integrated, standardized suite of measurements for its abi
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/02/2019

Behavioral Core Measures (BCM): Over the weekend, the crew completed BCM cognition test sessions. Behavioral Core Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions examines an integrated, standardized suite of measurements for its ability to rapidly and reliably assess the risk of adverse cognitive or behavioral conditions and psychiatric disorders during long-duration spaceflight. Meteor: …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/03/2019

Materials Science Laboratory (MSL): The crew opened the gas and vacuum lines as part of the MSL water loop checkout. The MSL is used for basic materials research in the microgravity environment of the ISS. The MSL can accommodate and support diverse experimen
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/03/2019

Materials Science Laboratory (MSL): The crew opened the gas and vacuum lines as part of the MSL water loop checkout. The MSL is used for basic materials research in the microgravity environment of the ISS. The MSL can accommodate and support diverse experiment modules. Many material types, such as metals, alloys, polymers, semiconductors, ceramics, crystals, …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/04/2019

72 Progress (72P) Launch/Dock: 72P launched today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:01 AM CT. Following a 2-orbit rendezvous, the vehicle successfully docked to the ISS at 9:27 AM CT.  This vehicle brought two key components: a power cable and the Bartolome
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/04/2019

72 Progress (72P) Launch/Dock: 72P launched today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:01 AM CT. Following a 2-orbit rendezvous, the vehicle successfully docked to the ISS at 9:27 AM CT.  This vehicle brought two key components: a power cable and the Bartolomeo Trunnion Slip of Prevention devices, to ISS in support of Monday’s planned Extravehicular …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/05/2019

MELFI (Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS): A crewmember completed the last part of the MELFI 2 Dewar 3 cleanup.  The Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) is a cold storage unit that maintains experiment samples at ultra-cold te
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/05/2019

MELFI (Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS): A crewmember completed the last part of the MELFI 2 Dewar 3 cleanup.  The Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) is a cold storage unit that maintains experiment samples at ultra-cold temperatures throughout a mission. The ISS Experience:  Crewmembers performed an ISS Experience crew log recording and …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/25/2019

Materials Science Laboratory (MSL): The crew opened the Gas Supply Drawer valve on the Material Science Research Rack (MSRR)/MSL which is used for basic materials research in the microgravity environment of the ISS. The MSL can accommodate and support divers
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/25/2019

Materials Science Laboratory (MSL): The crew opened the Gas Supply Drawer valve on the Material Science Research Rack (MSRR)/MSL which is used for basic materials research in the microgravity environment of the ISS. The MSL can accommodate and support diverse Experiment Modules. In this way, many material types, such as metals, alloys, polymers, semiconductors, ceramics, …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/22/2019

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #52: Today Anne McLain (EV-1) and Nick Hague (EV-2) exited the Joint Airlock and performed US EVA #52 (Lithium Ion Battery R&R EVA #1) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6h 39m. The primary purpose of this EVA was to fa
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/22/2019

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #52: Today Anne McLain (EV-1) and Nick Hague (EV-2) exited the Joint Airlock and performed US EVA #52 (Lithium Ion Battery R&R EVA #1) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6h 39m. The primary purpose of this EVA was to facilitate the installation of new P4 Li-Ion batteries and completed …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/21/2019

AstroPi: Today the crew transferred the AstroPi IR (infrared) unit to the Node 2 window in support of the upcoming European AstroPi Challenge.  In this challenge, students and young people are offered the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in s
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/21/2019

AstroPi: Today the crew transferred the AstroPi IR (infrared) unit to the Node 2 window in support of the upcoming European AstroPi Challenge.  In this challenge, students and young people are offered the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space by writing computer programs that run on Astro Pi’s  special Raspberry Pi computers aboard ISS.  Students can …

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 On-Orbit Status Report

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 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) activities. ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents …

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 On-Orbit Status Report

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-related proteins. By combining research results for space mice, astronauts and ground patients, proteins related to osteopenia can be …

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 On-Orbit Status Report

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).  The FOMA calibration is a periodic activity required to support CIR science operations. CIR provides sustained, systematic microgravity combustion research and …

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 On-Orbit Status Report

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) experiment, which is part of the ACME (Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments) suite of …

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