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ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/02/2022

NASA | 2022-12-02 16:34:00

Payloads: JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer-23 (J-SSOD-23):  Crewmembers observed the J-SSOD-23 deployed satellites.  J-SSOD-23 CubeSat deployment mission launched to the ISS aboard the NG-18 Cargo Vehicle. The CubeSats planned deployables are: PearlAfricaSat-1 (1U), Science, Technology, and Innovation Office of the President (Uganda); TAKA (2U) Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan); ZIMSAT-1 (1U), Zimbabwe National Geospatial and …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/01/2022

NASA | 2022-12-01 19:45:00

Payloads: Human Research Facility Veggie Facility (HRF Veg): Profile of Mood States (POMS) short form questionnaires was completed.  The Pick-and-Eat Salad-Crop Productivity, Nutritional Value, and Acceptability to Supplement the ISS Food System investigation is a phased research project that includes Veg-04A, Veg-04B, Veg-05, and HRF Veg. This work addresses the need for a system to …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/30/2022

NASA | 2022-11-30 19:45:00

ISS Reboost: Today, the ISS performed a reboost using the 81 Progress 8 R&D thrusters. This reboost is one of several reboosts setting up phasing for 67 Soyuz 2-Orbit rendezvous and 68 Soyuz landing in March. The burn duration was 12 minutes 3 seconds with a Delta-V of 1.20 m/s and a total of 214kg …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/29/2022

NASA | 2022-11-29 19:35:00

Payloads: ICE Cubes #7: Experiment Cubes were removed for the ICE Cubes Facility and replaced with new cubes which recently arrived on SpX-26. The Artery in Microgravity – Orbit Your Thesis! (Ice Cubes #7) is a student-built experiment, part of the European Space Agency’s “Orbit Your Thesis!” program that investigates blood flow through models of …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/28/2022

NASA | 2022-11-28 15:54:00

SpaceX-26 (SpX-26) Launch and Dock: The SpX-26 Dragon spacecraft launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 1:20 PM CT on Saturday, November 26th, and docked to the ISS the following morning at 6:39 AM CT. The spacecraft is carrying more than 7,700 pounds of research, supplies, and hardware to the ISS. Payloads: Faraday Research Facility-2: …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/25/2022

NASA | 2022-11-25 17:24:00

RS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #56: During preparations for today’s Russian EVA, both the primary and backup cooling pumps on EV1’s Orlan showed unstable behavior. After unsuccessful attempts at troubleshooting, the EVA has been cancelled. The European Robotic Arm (ERA) has been returned to its stowed configuration, and the crew and ground teams are backing out of the …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/23/2022

NASA | 2022-11-23 17:24:00

Payloads: ISS Ham Pass: The crew participated in an ISS Ham pass with Five Bridges Junior High School, Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada. Some of the questions asked by the students included if the ISS crew works in different shifts, what will replace the ISS in low Earth orbit if it is retired in 2030, …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/21/2022

NASA | 2022-11-21 19:38:00

Payloads: Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Media Take Part 2: Using a JAXA camcorder, the crew participated in a live interview and recorded a session to discuss several subjects. The JAXA Public Relations Activity (JAXA EPO) includes conducting cultural activities such as writing reports about and filming video of activities aboard the ISS. These tools …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/18/2022

NASA | 2022-11-18 19:38:00

Payloads: Nanoracks Module-9: Several photos were taken of the Nanoracks Module-9 hardware while in the Cupola area. NanoRacks Module-9 consists of multiple student experiments in individual Mixture Tubes all housed within a NanoRacks Module container.  Some experiments require crew interaction to remove clamps in order to mix materials to activate and/or deactivate the experiments. The …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/17/2022

NASA | 2022-11-17 14:27:00

RS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #55: During today’s EVA, FE-4 Sergey Prokopyev (EV1) and FE-5 Dmitry Petelin (EV2) performed a multitude of tasks including preparation of a radiator and an airlock for installation on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module (MLM). The MRM2 hatch opened at 8:41 AM CT. The following tasks were completed: Installation of STRELA adapter …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/16/2022

NASA | 2022-11-16 15:38:00

Payloads: Snowcone Cloud Edge Compute Demonstration (Snowcone): To meet yearly certification requirements and prepare for later science operations, the Snowcone science hardware was powered on, appropriate files were loaded, and the system checked out.  Snowcone demonstrates technology to screen astronaut images and identify those that may contain sensitive information not for public release.  The technology …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/15/2022

NASA | 2022-11-15 15:38:00

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #81 (1B IROSA Prep): Today, Josh Cassada (EV1) and Frank Rubio (EV2) performed the 1B ISS Roll Out Solar Array (IROSA) Prep EVA. Hatch opening occurred at 8:13 AM CT. The main goal of this EVA was to route cables on both the 3A and 1B Mod kits and install the …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/14/2022

NASA | 2022-11-14 15:37:00

Payloads: Cellbox-3: Two Cellbox-3 Spheroid Aggregation and Viability in Space (SHAPE) experiment containers (ECs) were removed from the Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems-1 (STaARS-1) experiment facility and placed into Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) +4° C cold stowage. Cellbox-3 contains two experiments that investigate cell behavior in microgravity, forming 3D structures that …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/10/2022

NASA | 2022-11-10 16:57:00

Payloads: Antioxidant Protection: Experiment Containers were installed into Kubik-5. The PROtection MEdiated by antioxidant nanoTEchnOlogy against neuronal damage in space (PROMETEO) (Antioxidant Protection) investigation proposes the use of biocompatible and biodegradable polydopamine-based nanoparticles to provide antioxidant protection to neurons undergoing exposure to altered gravity and cosmic radiation. Cellbox-3: Cellbox-3 Experiment Containers were installed into the …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/09/2022

NASA | 2022-11-09 18:49:00

Cygnus NG-18 Arrival: At 4:21 AM CT this morning, the crew successfully captured Cygnus NG-18 using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). Cygnus was installed at the Node 1 Nadir port, and bolt loading was completed at 7:55 AM CT. An external survey of the vehicle was performed by the ground prior to berth …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/08/2022

NASA | 2022-11-08 15:09:00

Cygnus NG-18 Status: Yesterday, solar array wing #2 on NG-18 did not deploy. Troubleshooting attempts to deploy the array have been unsuccessful; however, teams have determined the configuration is acceptable for loads and concurred to proceed towards nominal rendezvous with the ISS tomorrow morning at 4:05 AM CT. Ground teams are assessing potential updates to …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/07/2022

NASA | 2022-11-07 18:59:00

Cygnus NG-18 Launch: At 4:32 AM CT today, Cygnus NG-18 launched from the Wallops Flight Facility on an Antares 230+ rocket. NG-18 is scheduled to be captured by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 4:05 AM CT on Wednesday, November 9th. NG-18 is transporting important science experiments, equipment, and crew provisions to the …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/04/2022

NASA | 2022-11-04 20:09:00

Payloads: ECHO: The Echo hardware was retrieved and deployed in the Columbus Module, and the ground performed maintenance activities. The purpose of the ECHO investigation is to evaluate a tele-operated ultrasound system, equipped with motorized probes that are controlled by flight controllers on the ground. Additionally, this investigation serves to perform the commissioning of the …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/03/2022

NASA | 2022-11-03 13:29:00

X2R21 Transition Activities: As part of the X2R21 software updates occurring this week, ground teams loaded and transitioned the S3 and P3 Multiplexer/Demultiplexers (MDMs) to S3P3 R7 and installed the CCS R21 Timeliner bundle to the primary Command and Control (C&C) MDM. Today’s activities concluded the X2R21 software transition, and the ISS is now using …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/02/2022

NASA | 2022-11-02 13:49:00

X2R1 Transition Activities: As part of the X2R21 software updates occurring this week, ground teams loaded and transitioned the Power Management Controller Unit (PMCU) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) to PMCA R7 and the N3-1 MDM to N3SYS1 R5. Today’s X2R21 activities will conclude with ground teams loading the CCS R21 Timeliner files to all three Command and …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/01/2022

NASA | 2022-11-01 16:19:00

X2R21 Transition Activities: As part of the X2R21 software updates occurring this week, the crew attached the remaining two Portable Computer System (PCS) laptops to the Joint Station LAN (JSL) so they could be imaged from the ground. After imaging, the JEM and Node 3 PCS laptops were reconnected to 1553. Ground teams continued transition …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/31/2022

NASA | 2022-10-31 20:09:00

X2R21 Transition Activities: As part of the X2R21 software updates occurring this week, the crew attached Portable Computer System (PCS) laptops to the Joint Station LAN (JSL) so they could be imaged from the ground. After imaging, the N2, Airlock, Lab, and SM PCS laptops were reconnected to 1553. The X2R21 software updates will provide …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/28/2022

NASA | 2022-10-28 17:09:00

82 Progress (82P) Docking: Following the completion of a 34-orbit rendezvous, 82P successfully docked to the ISS Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM-2) Zenith port yesterday at 9:49 PM CT. The crew then performed leak checks, opened hatches, and began unloading cargo. Carrying food, fuel, and supplies, 82P launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday, October …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/27/2022

NASA | 2022-10-27 16:59:00

Payloads: Food Physiology: A diet briefing was attended between the crew and Principal Investigator team in support of the Food Physiology investigation. The Integrated Impact of Diet on Human Immune Response, the Gut Microbiota, and Nutritional Status During Adaptation to Spaceflight (Food Physiology) experiment is designed to characterize the key effects of an enhanced spaceflight …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/26/2022

NASA | 2022-10-26 14:29:00

82 Progress (82P) Launch: Yesterday at 7:20 PM CT, 82P launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying food, fuel, and supplies to the ISS. 82P will dock to the ISS Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM-2) zenith port on Thursday, October 27th at 9:49 PM CT after completing a 34-orbit rendezvous. Payloads: Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG): Cleaning …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/25/2022

NASA | 2022-10-25 15:49:00

ISS Predetermined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM): US tracking sources identified a debris conjunction of concern yesterday. As a mitigation step, ground teams opted to implement a PDAM using the Aft 81P R&D thrusters with a time of ignition (TIG) at 7:25 PM CT. The burn duration was 5 minutes and 5 seconds with a Delta-V …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/24/2022

NASA | 2022-10-24 15:59:00

Payloads: Causal Analysis of Cardiorespiratory Coupling on the ISS (Cardiobreath): After donning the BioMonitor sensor garment and setting up the appropriate hardware, the crew performed a Cardiobreath experiment session. Astronauts experience changes in their cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems during spaceflight, which can affect their capacity to exercise and to maintain blood pressure when standing …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/21/2022

NASA | 2022-10-21 15:59:00

Payloads: eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System (XROOTS): The crew performed fluid management and seed cartridge/plant inspections. XROOTS is currently in the fourth and final planting for the experiment series. The XROOTS investigation uses hydroponic and aeroponic techniques to grow plants without soil or other growth media. Video and still images enable evaluation of multiple independent …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/20/2022

NASA | 2022-10-20 15:59:00

Payloads: Food Physiology: A diet briefing was attended between the crew and Principal Investigator team in support of the Food Physiology investigation. The Integrated Impact of Diet on Human Immune Response, the Gut Microbiota, and Nutritional Status During Adaptation to Spaceflight (Food Physiology) experiment is designed to characterize the key effects of an enhanced spaceflight …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/19/2022

NASA | 2022-10-19 19:53:00

Payloads: Cerebral Autoregulation: The crew performed a Cerebral Autoregulation science session, and then stowed the experiment hardware. 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 and blood vessels cannot maintain an ideal blood pressure. The …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/18/2022

NASA | 2022-10-18 19:53:00

Payloads: Cerebral Autoregulation: The crew set up the appropriate hardware and performed a Cerebral Autoregulation science session. 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 and blood vessels cannot maintain an ideal blood pressure. The …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/17/2022

NASA | 2022-10-17 19:48:00

ISS Reboost: Today, the ISS successfully performed a reboost using the Progress 81P thrusters. The purpose of this reboost is to set up the conditions for Progress 82 34-Orbit rendezvous on October 25, 2022. The burn duration was estimated to be 10 minutes 30 seconds with a Delta-V of 1.0 m/s, and teams are assessing …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/14/2022

NASA | 2022-10-14 19:18:00

Crew-4 Freedom Departure: The Crew-4 Freedom spacecraft departed ISS today with its crew of four crewmembers on October 14 at 11:05 am CT. CDR Kjell Lindgren, PLT Bob Hines, MS1 Samantha Cristoforetti, and MS2 Jessica Watkins are scheduled to splash down near Jacksonville, Florida this afternoon at 3:55 pm CT. This concludes a 169-day flight …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/13/2022

NASA | 2022-10-13 16:01:00

Crew-4 Freedom Departure: Due to unfavorable weather conditions at the splashdown site, the Crew-4 Freedom spacecraft undock was delayed from the previous departure date of October 13th. The next undock opportunity is tomorrow, October 14th at 10:30 am CT. The crew instead had a light duty day in preparation for undock slated tomorrow. Payloads: Dynamics …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/12/2022

NASA | 2022-10-12 21:30:00

Crew-4 Freedom Departure: Due to unfavorable weather conditions at the splashdown site, the Crew-4 Freedom spacecraft undock was delayed from the original departure date of October 12th. The next undock opportunity is tomorrow, October 13th at 9:00 am CT. The crew instead had a light duty day in preparation for undock slated tomorrow. Payloads: Actiwatch: …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/11/2022

NASA | 2022-10-11 15:50:00

Payloads: Wireless Compose-2: On Monday, a crewmember donned the SmartTex-2 shirt and performed a Ballistocardiography experiment session. The main scientific goal of the Wireless Communication Network (Wireless Compose-2) investigation is to provide a flexible and adaptable wireless network infrastructure to conduct and execute low-power, light-weight, and wireless experiments on the ISS. For this demonstration, Wireless …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/07/2022

NASA | 2022-10-07 14:50:00

Payloads: ISS Ham Radio: ISS Ham contact was made with Esperanza Base, Argentine Research Station in Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica. Since the earliest space station expeditions, ISS Ham Radio has allowed groups of students in schools, camps, museums, and planetariums to hold a conversation with the people living in space. As the ISS passes …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/06/2022

NASA | 2022-10-06 20:20:00

Crew-5 Dock: SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance successfully docked to the ISS at 4:14 PM CT on Thursday, October 6th. The Freedom crew welcomed aboard NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina. The ISS crew complement has officially increased from 7 to 11. Payloads: Actiwatch: Crew-5 astronauts …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/05/2022

NASA | 2022-10-05 20:10:00

Crew-5 Launch: At 11:00 AM CT today, SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance lifted off from Launch Complex -39A at Kennedy Space Center on a Falcon 9 rocket and is scheduled to dock to the ISS tomorrow afternoon at 3:57 PM CT. Crew Dragon Endurance carries NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata, …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/04/2022

NASA | 2022-10-04 14:20:00

Payloads: Autonomous Systems and Operations – EXPRESS 2.5 (AMO-EXPRESS 2.5): The crew performed simulated EXPRESS Rack 7 activities within the AMO EXPRESS software. AMO-EXPRESS 2.5 conducts tests using automation and decision support software to help crew members manage spacecraft subsystems. The ability to perform such tasks without assistance from Mission Control is vital for future …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/03/2022

NASA | 2022-10-03 14:10:00

ISS Reboost: On Saturday, the ISS performed a reboost using the Aft Progress 81P R&D thrusters. The purpose of the reboost was to begin setting up the proper conditions for the 82P rendezvous. The burn duration was 11 minutes 16 seconds with a Delta-V of 1.358 m/s. Payloads: Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF): Experiment sample and …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/30/2022

NASA | 2022-09-30 15:30:00

Payloads: Food Physiology: The crew and principal investigator team attended a diet briefing in support of the Food Physiology investigation. The Food Physiology experiment is designed to characterize the key effects of an enhanced spaceflight diet on immune function, the gut microbiome, and nutritional status indicators. These factors are interlinked, but diet is the only …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/29/2022

NASA | 2022-09-29 13:00:00

67 Soyuz (67S) Undock and Landing: The 67S vehicle carrying Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov undocked from the ISS at 2:33 AM CT today and successfully landed at 5:57 AM CT in Kazakhstan. The departure of 67S returned the crew complement onboard from 10 crew back to 7 crew. Payloads: Autonomous Systems and …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/28/2022

NASA | 2022-09-28 13:00:00

Payloads: Airborne Particulate Monitor (APM): Data was transferred from the APM for subsequent downlink.  APM was then removed from its location in the US Lab and stowed. Air quality in crewed spacecraft is important for keeping astronauts healthy and comfortable. Although requirements exist for maximum allowable concentrations of particulate matter, currently no measurement capability verifies …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/27/2022

NASA | 2022-09-27 14:21:00

Payloads: ISS Ham pass: The crew participated in an ISS Ham pass with New England Sci-Tech, Natick, MA. New England Sci-Tech is a non-profit STEM+ education center and makerspace dedicated to project-based, hands-on learning for youth and families across the New England community. They provide STEM education for both in-person and remote learning, for after-school …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/26/2022

NASA | 2022-09-26 13:50:00

Payloads: Autonomous Systems and Operations (AMO) EXPRESS-2.5 Ops: Experiment operations were continued, and a questionnaire filled out with feedback on the sessions. In these sessions, simulated commanding of EXPRESS rack 7 was conducted. AMO EXPRESS 2.5 conducts tests using automation and decision support software to help crew members manage spacecraft subsystems. The ability to perform …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/23/2022

NASA | 2022-09-23 14:20:00

Payloads: Foams and Emulsions: The final day of the Experiment 2 science sessions was performed, but despite multiple attempts, a suitable foam was not able to be generated. The ground team believes the chip in the system may be faulty. Foams (dispersions of bubbles in a liquid) and emulsions (dispersions of droplets in a liquid) …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/22/2022

NASA | 2022-09-22 13:40:00

Payloads: Acoustic Diagnostics: The Acoustic Diagnostic instrument hardware was set up and calibrated, and measurements were recorded. Following this, a questionnaire was filled out on the EveryWear device. The Acoustic Upgraded Diagnostics In-Orbit (Acoustic Diagnostics) investigation tests the hearing of ISS crew members before, during, and after flight. This study assesses the possible adverse effects …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/21/2022

NASA | 2022-09-21 13:10:00

68 Soyuz Launch/Dock: 68S successfully launched at 8:54 AM CT this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin launched alongside NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, who is participating on his first spaceflight to the Space Station. The trio docked to Mini-Research Module 1 at 12:07 PM CT beginning their six-month Space …

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/20/2022

NASA | 2022-09-20 13:30:00

Payloads: Astrobee/Smartphone Video Guidance Sensor (SVGS): Following the installation of the SVGS LED targets, the science 3 session was performed. SVGS demonstrates the use of a photogrammetric vision-based technology for guidance, navigation, and control of a small spacecraft. Developed by NASA, the vision-based sensor computes the position and orientation vector of a target relative to …

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