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ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/21/2021

SpX-24 Launch: Today, the SpaceX-24 Dragon spacecraft launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:07AM CST. The spacecraft is carrying more than 6,500 pounds of research, supplies, and hardware to the ISS. Following the successful launch, the Dragon spacecraft wil
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/21/2021

SpX-24 Launch: Today, the SpaceX-24 Dragon spacecraft launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:07AM CST. The spacecraft is carrying more than 6,500 pounds of research, supplies, and hardware to the ISS. Following the successful launch, the Dragon spacecraft will then prepare to rendezvous with a planned docking at the ISS early Wednesday morning, December …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/22/2021

SpX-24 Docking: Today, the SpaceX-24 Dragon spacecraft successfully autonomously docked to the Node 2 (Harmony Module) zenith docking port of the ISS at 2:41AM CST. The vehicle delivered more than 6,500 pounds of cargo and will remain onboard for approximatel
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/22/2021

SpX-24 Docking: Today, the SpaceX-24 Dragon spacecraft successfully autonomously docked to the Node 2 (Harmony Module) zenith docking port of the ISS at 2:41AM CST. The vehicle delivered more than 6,500 pounds of cargo and will remain onboard for approximately a month. Payloads: Double Cold Bag (DCB): Following the arrival of SpX-24, the crew brought …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/20/2021

Payloads: Advanced Nano Step: The crew removed the Nano Step experiment cartridge and Nano Step specimen cell from the Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) and stowed the items in The Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle-2 (FROST-2).  The E
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/20/2021

Payloads: Advanced Nano Step: The crew removed the Nano Step experiment cartridge and Nano Step specimen cell from the Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) and stowed the items in The Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle-2 (FROST-2).  The Effects of Impurities on Perfection of Protein Crystals, Partition Functions, and Growth Mechanisms (Advanced Nano Step) experiment monitors and …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/17/2021

Payloads: EasyMotion:  After donning the EasyMotion Suit, the crew performed a Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) exercise science session.  Following the experiment session, the crew removed the suit and charged the experime
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/17/2021

Payloads: EasyMotion:  After donning the EasyMotion Suit, the crew performed a Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) exercise science session.  Following the experiment session, the crew removed the suit and charged the experiment batteries.  The EasyMotion investigation uses whole body Electro-Myo-Stimulation (EMS) with a wearable body skin suit for an ISS crew member …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/16/2021

Payloads: Cold Atom Lab (CAL): To address a boot-up issue which was first seen in mid-November, the crew gained access to the CAL interior components and exchanged the Solid-State Drive (SSD) on the Central Processing Unit (CPU) card.  This should allow the
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/16/2021

Payloads: Cold Atom Lab (CAL): To address a boot-up issue which was first seen in mid-November, the crew gained access to the CAL interior components and exchanged the Solid-State Drive (SSD) on the Central Processing Unit (CPU) card.  This should allow the CAL to resume nominal operations and science collection.  CAL produces clouds of atoms …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/15/2021

Payloads: EasyMotion:  After donning the EasyMotion Suit, the crew performed Treadmill 2 (T2) exercise science session.  Following the experiment session, the crew removed the suit and charged the experiment batteries.  The EasyMotion investigation uses wh
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/15/2021

Payloads: EasyMotion:  After donning the EasyMotion Suit, the crew performed Treadmill 2 (T2) exercise science session.  Following the experiment session, the crew removed the suit and charged the experiment batteries.  The EasyMotion investigation uses whole body Electro-Myo-Stimulation (EMS) with a wearable body skin suit for an ISS crew member to perform pre- and postflight EMS-assisted …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/14/2021

Payloads: Behavioral Core Measures (BCM): The crew completed two Robotic On-Board Trainer (ROBoT) research sessions for BCM. The Standardized Behavioral Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions (Behavioral Core Measures) expe
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/14/2021

Payloads: Behavioral Core Measures (BCM): The crew completed two Robotic On-Board Trainer (ROBoT) research sessions for BCM. The Standardized Behavioral Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions (Behavioral Core Measures) experiment initially examined a suite of measurements to reliably assess the risk of adverse cognitive or behavioral conditions and psychiatric disorders during long-duration …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/13/2021

Payloads: Behavioral Core Measures (BCM): The crew prepared for a BCM session but was unable to successfully bring up the BCM application on the computer.  The BCM session will be rescheduled later.  The Standardized Behavioral Measures for Detecting Behavi
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/13/2021

Payloads: Behavioral Core Measures (BCM): The crew prepared for a BCM session but was unable to successfully bring up the BCM application on the computer.  The BCM session will be rescheduled later.  The Standardized Behavioral Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions (Behavioral Core Measures) experiment initially examined a suite of measurements to …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/10/2021

Payloads: Bio-Analyzer:  A blood sample was analyzed using the Bio-Analyzer and processed using the Cellular Labeling instrument. The sample was then remixed to introduce bubbles in order to test the bubble mitigation procedures.  Bio-Analyzer is a Canadia
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/10/2021

Payloads: Bio-Analyzer:  A blood sample was analyzed using the Bio-Analyzer and processed using the Cellular Labeling instrument. The sample was then remixed to introduce bubbles in order to test the bubble mitigation procedures.  Bio-Analyzer is a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) onboard instrument that serves as a platform for scientific experiments on the ISS.  The instrument …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/08/2021

66 Soyuz Launch/Dock: 66S successfully launched at 1:38 AM CT this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin will lead Japanese spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano on this mission.  The vehicle docked a
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/08/2021

66 Soyuz Launch/Dock: 66S successfully launched at 1:38 AM CT this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin will lead Japanese spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano on this mission.  The vehicle docked at Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM-2) at 7:40 AM CT. The ISS crew complement has increased to ten crewmembers and …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/09/2021

Payloads: Bio-Monitor:  The Garment Data Unit was connected to the Bio-Monitor Controller to transfer the data for downlink. The garment and headband were then doffed and hung out to dry.  Bio-Monitor is a Canadian onboard instrument that serves as a platfo
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/09/2021

Payloads: Bio-Monitor:  The Garment Data Unit was connected to the Bio-Monitor Controller to transfer the data for downlink. The garment and headband were then doffed and hung out to dry.  Bio-Monitor is a Canadian onboard instrument that serves as a platform for scientific experiments on the ISS. The instrument performs on-orbit monitoring of crew member …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/07/2021

Payloads: Bio-Monitor:  A crewmember performed the setup and donned the Bio-Monitor Garment and Headband and initiated a 48-hour data session.  Bio-Monitor is a Canadian onboard instrument that serves as a platform for scientific experiments on the ISS. Th
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/07/2021

Payloads: Bio-Monitor:  A crewmember performed the setup and donned the Bio-Monitor Garment and Headband and initiated a 48-hour data session.  Bio-Monitor is a Canadian onboard instrument that serves as a platform for scientific experiments on the ISS. The instrument performs on-orbit monitoring of crew member physiological parameters, with wearable sensors that only minimally interfere with …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/06/2021

Payloads: Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Ellipsoids (InSPACE-4):  A crewmember redistributed the particles in the vial assembly, activated the InSPACE equipment, configure the MSG facility for downlink, and begin InSPAC
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/06/2021

Payloads: Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Ellipsoids (InSPACE-4):  A crewmember redistributed the particles in the vial assembly, activated the InSPACE equipment, configure the MSG facility for downlink, and begin InSPACE 4 operations for runs #78 and #79.  InSPACE-4 studies the assembly of tiny structures from colloids using magnetic fields. These structures change …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/02/2021

Payloads: BioLab:  Experiment containers were removed from the Biolab Centrifuge Rotors inside the Incubator.  The Biological Experiment Laboratory in Columbus (BioLab) is a multiuser research facility located in the European Columbus laboratory. The facili
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/02/2021

Payloads: BioLab:  Experiment containers were removed from the Biolab Centrifuge Rotors inside the Incubator.  The Biological Experiment Laboratory in Columbus (BioLab) is a multiuser research facility located in the European Columbus laboratory. The facility is used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. BioLab allows scientists to …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/03/2021

ISS Deboost: On Wednesday, US tracking sources identified a debris conjunction of concern with Object 39915 with a Time of Closest Approach (TCA) of 337/10:33 GMT. Due to this risk, this morning ISS performed a 0.3 m/s retrograde Predetermined Debris Avoidanc
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/03/2021

ISS Deboost: On Wednesday, US tracking sources identified a debris conjunction of concern with Object 39915 with a Time of Closest Approach (TCA) of 337/10:33 GMT. Due to this risk, this morning ISS performed a 0.3 m/s retrograde Predetermined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) at 07:58 GMT. This conjunction remained at actionable levels since initial notification, …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/01/2021

Payloads: Actiwatch Plus:  Actiwatch Plus devices were connected to the HRF-1 rack using a USB Hub in preparation for ground commanding and battery charging.  The Actiwatch is a waterproof, nonintrusive, sleep-wake activity monitor worn on the wrist of a cr
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/01/2021

Payloads: Actiwatch Plus:  Actiwatch Plus devices were connected to the HRF-1 rack using a USB Hub in preparation for ground commanding and battery charging.  The Actiwatch is a waterproof, nonintrusive, sleep-wake activity monitor worn on the wrist of a crewmember. The device contains a miniature uniaxial accelerometer that produces a signal as the subject moves. …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/30/2021

ExtraVehicular (EVA) Status: Due to a late debris notification Monday night, the P1 SASA R&R EVA was deferred today. The USOS crew was provided an uplinked list of activities to work from in lieu of the scheduled timeline. These activities were accelerate
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/30/2021

ExtraVehicular (EVA) Status: Due to a late debris notification Monday night, the P1 SASA R&R EVA was deferred today. The USOS crew was provided an uplinked list of activities to work from in lieu of the scheduled timeline. These activities were accelerated from later in the week to accommodate the open time on today’s plan.  …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/29/2021

Payloads: ISS HAM:   The crew completed an ISS HAM pass with Colegio Pumahue Temuco, Temuco, Chile.  The school is part of the international group of Cognita Schools and a certified Cambridge International School.   ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities t
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/29/2021

Payloads: ISS HAM:   The crew completed an ISS HAM pass with Colegio Pumahue Temuco, Temuco, Chile.  The school is part of the international group of Cognita Schools and a certified Cambridge International School.   ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents, and other members of the community in science, technology, engineering, …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/26/2021

Russian Node Module Docking (6R): The newest Russian docking port, the Prichal module, docked to the ISS today at 9:20 am CST. The five-ton docking module automatically docked to the Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) successfully after launching from Kazak
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/26/2021

Russian Node Module Docking (6R): The newest Russian docking port, the Prichal module, docked to the ISS today at 9:20 am CST. The five-ton docking module automatically docked to the Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) successfully after launching from Kazakstan on Wednesday, November 24th. Prichal, also referred to as the 6R Node Module, will provide five …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/24/2021

Payloads: Acoustic Diagnostics: The crew set up the Acoustic Diagnostic instrumentation with a goal of performing calibration and science measurements.  Unfortunately, these activities ran over their scheduled time and will need to be deferred to a later day
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/24/2021

Payloads: Acoustic Diagnostics: The crew set up the Acoustic Diagnostic instrumentation with a goal of performing calibration and science measurements.  Unfortunately, these activities ran over their scheduled time and will need to be deferred to a later day.  The Acoustic Upgraded Diagnostics In-Orbit (Acoustic Diagnostics) investigation tests the hearing of ISS crew members before, during, …

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