This afternoon, teams on ground and the crew in space will conduct a transfer of liquid waste from the ISS to ATV-3.

The activity is formally known as ‘brine transfer’, with the brine consisting of, uhmmm, concentrated urine. This is the liquid left over from recycled urine after water extraction (more info on ISS Environmental Control and Life Support System here).

Today’s timings (CEST)

  • Start of transfer activity 16:40
  • Crew activity 17:10-18:00
  • End of transfer activity 18:30

Target: transfer of 21 liters out of the Advanced Recycle Fluid Tank Assembly (ARFTA) into ATV-3 Water Tank No. 2 (using Russian compressor).