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ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/17/2018

Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) #2:  The crew opened the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) inner hatch and extended the Airlock slide table into the JEM. They detached and stowed samples for return to the ground from the Han
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/17/2018

Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) #2:  The crew opened the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) inner hatch and extended the Airlock slide table into the JEM. They detached and stowed samples for return to the ground from the Handhold Experiment Platform (HXP).  The ExHAM is a cuboid mechanism equipped with a fixture on the …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/16/2018

US EVA 50 Pump and Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) Relocate: Today Drew Feustel (EV-1) and Ricky Arnold (EV-2) executed US EVA #50. The following tasks were accomplished during the EVA: A swap of the Pump/Flow Control Subassemblies (PFCS) between the Enhance
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/16/2018

US EVA 50 Pump and Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) Relocate: Today Drew Feustel (EV-1) and Ricky Arnold (EV-2) executed US EVA #50. The following tasks were accomplished during the EVA: A swap of the Pump/Flow Control Subassemblies (PFCS) between the Enhanced ORU Transfer Platform (EOTP) and External Stowage Platform (ESP)-1 locations Removal and Replacement (R&R) …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/15/2018

Tropical Cyclone: The crew configured the camera settings in the Cupola to support the capture of a series of photographs of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The images will be used to create 3 dimensional images of the craters that have formed as a result of
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/15/2018

Tropical Cyclone: The crew configured the camera settings in the Cupola to support the capture of a series of photographs of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The images will be used to create 3 dimensional images of the craters that have formed as a result of the volcanic eruptions. Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) #2: …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/14/2018

ISS Reboost: On Saturday, May 12th, at 05:07:00 pm CDT the ISS performed a nominal 2 minute and 52 second reboost using the 69P thrusters.  The purpose of the reboost was to set up proper phasing for the 53S landing in June and the 70P 2-orbit rendezvous in
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/14/2018

ISS Reboost: On Saturday, May 12th, at 05:07:00 pm CDT the ISS performed a nominal 2 minute and 52 second reboost using the 69P thrusters.  The purpose of the reboost was to set up proper phasing for the 53S landing in June and the 70P 2-orbit rendezvous in July. Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/11/2018

Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 8 (J-SSOD#8):  Last night and this morning, Robotics Controllers in Tsukuba, Japan maneuvered the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) to the Small Satellite Deploy Position and deployed the
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/11/2018

Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 8 (J-SSOD#8):  Last night and this morning, Robotics Controllers in Tsukuba, Japan maneuvered the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) to the Small Satellite Deploy Position and deployed the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Demonstration (JSSOD)-8 satellites.  The crew supported the activity as observes, taking photographs of the various small …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/10/2018

Lab Mass Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Loss of Comm: The Lab MCA experienced a loss of communication overnight. A power cycle was performed to bring it back online; before that could happen, however, the Pump Vacuum Pressure rose above the limit allowed for acti
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/10/2018

Lab Mass Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Loss of Comm: The Lab MCA experienced a loss of communication overnight. A power cycle was performed to bring it back online; before that could happen, however, the Pump Vacuum Pressure rose above the limit allowed for activation. A manual pump-out is required before reactivation can be completed. Specialists are …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/08/2018

Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 8 (J-SSOD#8):  Today the crew depressurized and vented the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock in support of J-SSOD#8 operations this week.  The launch of small satellites from the J-SSOD#8 deployers is planne
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/08/2018

Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 8 (J-SSOD#8):  Today the crew depressurized and vented the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock in support of J-SSOD#8 operations this week.  The launch of small satellites from the J-SSOD#8 deployers is planned for Friday, May 11th. Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutron (RaDI-N): After retrieving the RaDI-N hardware from a Russian crewmember, …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/07/2018

SpaceX (SpX)-14 Dragon Departure: Saturday morning the Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to position the SpX-14 Dragon for release.  At 08:22 am CT the Robotic Controllers commanded the release of the
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/07/2018

SpaceX (SpX)-14 Dragon Departure: Saturday morning the Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to position the SpX-14 Dragon for release.  At 08:22 am CT the Robotic Controllers commanded the release of the Dragon and then backed the SSRMS away, while the ISS crew monitored and commanded the Dragon to depart.  …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/04/2018

SpaceX (SpX)-14 Dragon Departure Preparation: Early this morning, the crew completed re-packing of the Double Coldbags required for return of temperature-controlled items on Dragon.  The crew also transferred the remainder of cargo into the Dragon F4 locatio
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/04/2018

SpaceX (SpX)-14 Dragon Departure Preparation: Early this morning, the crew completed re-packing of the Double Coldbags required for return of temperature-controlled items on Dragon.  The crew also transferred the remainder of cargo into the Dragon F4 location before they loaded the Dragon Center Stack. Once the cargo was loaded the crew removed power connections, utility …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/03/2018

Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2):  The MED-2 session planned for today was postponed due to time constraints. SpaceX-14 Cold Stowage:  The crew implemented changes in the cold stowage plan today to support the return of blood samples on the SpX-14 vehicle.
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/03/2018

Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2):  The MED-2 session planned for today was postponed due to time constraints. SpaceX-14 Cold Stowage:  The crew implemented changes in the cold stowage plan today to support the return of blood samples on the SpX-14 vehicle.  Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Loop Scrub and Conductivity Test:  As part of the preparation activities …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/02/2018

SpaceX (SpX)-14 Dragon Operations: Yesterday, SpaceX reported unfavorable conditions at the landing site and the decision was made to slip to the alternate release date of May 5th. Today the crew relocated payloads and cold stowage from Dragon to ISS as requi
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/02/2018

SpaceX (SpX)-14 Dragon Operations: Yesterday, SpaceX reported unfavorable conditions at the landing site and the decision was made to slip to the alternate release date of May 5th. Today the crew relocated payloads and cold stowage from Dragon to ISS as required. Based on the modified timeline, the crew will resume loading activities, and complete …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/01/2018

Dragon Preparation for Return:  Weather at the prime Recovery Zone will not support Dragon return tomorrow; release has slipped to the backup date of Saturday, 5 May.  With guidance from stowage experts, the crew re-configured already transferred Dragon car
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/01/2018

Dragon Preparation for Return:  Weather at the prime Recovery Zone will not support Dragon return tomorrow; release has slipped to the backup date of Saturday, 5 May.  With guidance from stowage experts, the crew re-configured already transferred Dragon cargo and all assets, to include cold stowage, are in a good configuration.  Tomorrow, the crew will …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/30/2018

Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 8 (J-SSOD#8):  Today the crew extended the Slide Table into the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) from the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) and installed the Multipurpose Experiment Platform (MPEP).  They then installed two J-SSO
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/30/2018

Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 8 (J-SSOD#8):  Today the crew extended the Slide Table into the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) from the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) and installed the Multipurpose Experiment Platform (MPEP).  They then installed two J-SSOD#8 deployers on the MPEP.  The J-SSODs are used to launch small satellites from the JEM Remote Manipulator System …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/27/2018

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) Materials ISS Experiment – Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) Operations:  The crew extended the JEMAL Slide Table into the JEM and removed the MISSE Transfer Tray (MTT) from the table. They also removed the JE
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/27/2018

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) Materials ISS Experiment – Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) Operations:  The crew extended the JEMAL Slide Table into the JEM and removed the MISSE Transfer Tray (MTT) from the table. They also removed the JEM ORU Transfer Interface (JOTI), which was configured to support the MTT, from the table.  Space Technology …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/26/2018

NanoRacks Module-66:  The crew removed NanoRacks Module-66 from the NanoRacks Platform-1 today for return on the SpaceX-14 vehicle. This investigation examines fibril formation and beta amyloid peptides in microgravity using a fluorescence spectrometer.  Al
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/26/2018

NanoRacks Module-66:  The crew removed NanoRacks Module-66 from the NanoRacks Platform-1 today for return on the SpaceX-14 vehicle. This investigation examines fibril formation and beta amyloid peptides in microgravity using a fluorescence spectrometer.  Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible neurodegenerative process, is characterized by formation of neurofibrillary tangles of tau protein and plaques, or clumps of amyloid …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/25/2018

Integrated Communications Unit (ICU) R4 Transition: Yesterday, a software patch was loaded for the Ku-Band Command and Data Processer (KCDP) to correct the anomaly experienced where large packets of data were disrupting Ku Band forward data flow.  After the
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/25/2018

Integrated Communications Unit (ICU) R4 Transition: Yesterday, a software patch was loaded for the Ku-Band Command and Data Processer (KCDP) to correct the anomaly experienced where large packets of data were disrupting Ku Band forward data flow.  After the load was complete, ground teams transitioned from KU Comm Unit (KCU)1 to KCU2, which contains the … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/25/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/24/2018

Human Research Facility-2 (HRF-2) B-Rack Interface Controller Install: Today the crew installed the new BRIC into the HRF-2 rack to resolve Rack Interface Controller (RIC) issues that started back on March 25th. Following the installation, the ground attempte
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/24/2018

Human Research Facility-2 (HRF-2) B-Rack Interface Controller Install: Today the crew installed the new BRIC into the HRF-2 rack to resolve Rack Interface Controller (RIC) issues that started back on March 25th. Following the installation, the ground attempted activation but was not able to establish communication with the High Rate Link Card (HRLC) within the … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/24/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/23/2018

Live Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event from ISS: Following today’s swearing-in of NASA Administrator Bridenstine, the US crew spoke with US Vice President Pence and Bridenstine about their experiences on the ISS and their time at NASA. Bridenstine was confi
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/23/2018

Live Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event from ISS: Following today’s swearing-in of NASA Administrator Bridenstine, the US crew spoke with US Vice President Pence and Bridenstine about their experiences on the ISS and their time at NASA. Bridenstine was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, April 19, to serve as the agency’s 13th administrator. … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/23/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/20/2018

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations / Material on ISS Experiment – Flight Facility (MISSE-FF):  Last night the final MISSE Sample Container (MSC) was successfully installed on the MISSE FF.  All five MISSE Sample Carriers (MSC) were activated and ope
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/20/2018

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations / Material on ISS Experiment – Flight Facility (MISSE-FF):  Last night the final MISSE Sample Container (MSC) was successfully installed on the MISSE FF.  All five MISSE Sample Carriers (MSC) were activated and opened. The Mobile Transporter (MT) was then translated from Work Site (WS)2 to WS6.  MISSE Transfer Tray … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/20/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/19/2018

Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2):  The crew set up cameras in Node 3 to capture video from multiple views of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) and MED-2 hardware.  They applied body markers, performed dead lifts and rowing exercises and then tr
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/19/2018

Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2):  The crew set up cameras in Node 3 to capture video from multiple views of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) and MED-2 hardware.  They applied body markers, performed dead lifts and rowing exercises and then transferred the video for downlink.  The ISS’s exercise equipment is large and bulky, while the … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/19/2018»

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