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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Daily Summary Report – 11/23/2021

Payloads: Astrobatics: The crew relocated items out of the experiment area, set up the appropriate hardware, and assisted the ground team with the Astrobatics experiment session tasks.  Astrobee Maneuvering by Robotic Manipulator Hopping (Astrobatics) demons

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/19/2021

Payloads: Airborne Particulate Monitor (APM): The crew removed the memory card from the APM, transferred the data, and then reinstalled the card.  Air quality in crewed spacecraft is important for keeping astronauts healthy and comfortable. Although requirem

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/22/2021

Cygnus NG-16 Departure: On Saturday, November 20th, NG-16 was unberthed from the Node 1 nadir CBM, maneuvered and then released by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 10:01 am CST. Cygnus will deorbit on Wednesday, Dec. 15, following a deor

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/18/2021

Payloads: Grip Seated Science 2 Experiment Session: From an upright seated posture, the crew performed experiment tasks looking at friction, discrete movement (with eyes open/closed), and collisions.  The Grip experiment studies the long-duration spacefligh

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/17/2021

Radial Hatch Opening: This morning, FE-12 opened all radial hatches in the USOS. This allowed the crew to opportunity to perform several activities, notably EVA preparation activities in the US Airlock. The ISS team continues to monitor the effects of a Russi

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/16/2021

Orbital Debris Continued Influence: The ISS team continues to monitor the effects of a Russian satellite breakup that created sufficient debris and posed a conjunction threat to the ISS. As part of the nominal procedure for ISS conjunctions, yesterday the cre

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/15/2021

Orbital Debris Shelter-In-Place: The ISS team has been notified of a satellite breakup that may create sufficient debris to pose a conjunction threat to the ISS. As part of the nominal procedure for ISS conjunctions, this morning the crew closed all hatches a

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/12/2021

Crew-3 Launch/Dock: On Wednesday, November 10th at 8:03 PM CST, the Crew-3 Dragon Endurance lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Endurance then completed a 21-hour rendezvous and successfully docked to the ISS on Thursday, November 11th at

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/10/2021

ISS Reboost: US tracking sources identified a debris conjunction of concern yesterday with a Time of Closest Approach (TCA) approximately forty-six minutes after Crew-3 docking. As a mitigation step, ground teams opted to implement a Predetermined Debris Avoi

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/09/2021

Payloads:           ISS HAM:  A crewmember initiated an ISS HAM contact with South Yarra Primary School, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.  ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents and other members o

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/08/2021

Endeavour Crew Undock/Landing: The Crew Dragon vehicle, Endeavour, carrying Thomas Pesquet, Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, and Aki Hoshide undocked from the ISS today at 1:05 PM CT and will splash down later this evening. The completion of the 199-day Crew-

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/05/2021

Payloads: Actiwatch Plus:  Crewmembers doffed the Actiwatch Plus and stowed it in the Actiwatch Plus Kit. The Actiwatch is a waterproof, nonintrusive, sleep-wake activity monitor worn on the wrist of a crewmember. The device contains a miniature uniaxial acc

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/04/2021

Payloads: Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM):  A crewmember performed a lens configuration to the 180mm lens on the EarthKAM camera. EarthKAM allows thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/02/2021

Payloads: Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME):  A crewmember replaced the ACME Fiber Arm 1, Pressure Switch 2 with the ACME Pressure Switch Jumper, and replaced the ACME Igniter Tip 2.  This is in preparation of Flame Design part 2 opera

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/03/2021

Payloads: ACME (Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments):  A crewmember performed the second part of configuration for Flame Design part 2 by replacing two ACME controllers and setting the CIR Valve Timers to limit oxygen flow.  The ACME project i

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/01/2021

Payloads: Exploration ECLSS-TOILET:  A crewmember completed a weekly survey on the Toilet System to provide feedback on system functionality and crew observations. The Toilet ЕДВ was also changed out and the crewmember checked the Toilet System for adequa

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/29/2021

Payloads: HRF Veg taste test: The crew completed a Veg Taste Test Survey while sampling the New Mexico Hatch Chile Peppers grown in the Advanced Plant Habitat during the Plant Habitat-04 experiment.  The Pick-and-Eat Salad-Crop Productivity, Nutritional Valu

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/28/2021

Payloads: Airborne Particulate Monitor (APM): The crew gathered the appropriate hardware and installed the APM in the US lab at the LAB1D1 location.  Although requirements exist for maximum allowable concentrations of particulate matter, currently no measure

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/27/2021

Payloads: Cold Atom Lab (CAL): Using a Grab Sample Container (GSC), the crew collected a sample of the cabin air around the lower quad area of LAB1P2.  These samples will later be returned to the ground for analysis so the CAL team can track ISS atmosphere c
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