ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/15/2020


EarthKAM (Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools): The crew switched out the D2X camera lens to an 85mm lens. EarthKAM allows thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the ISS. This enables them to photograph the Earth’s coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The EarthKAM team then posts these photographs on the Internet for viewing by the public and participating classrooms around the world.


S6 Battery Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations:  Today, the crew continued preparing for the S6 channel 3B battery upgrade EVA #3 by performing their equipment lock preps for Extravehicular Activity Mobility Units (EMU) 3004 and 3006.   The crew also completed their EVA tool audit, installed batteries into the pistol grip tool (PGT) and performed the Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) / Robotic Workstation (RWS) setup. Finally, the crew completed their EVA procedure reviews and participated in a pre-EVA procedure review conference.  The first of the two planned S6 channel 3B battery EVAs is set for tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, 2020. The crew is scheduled to egress the Quest Joint Airlock shortly after 6:40 am CT.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Channel 3B Battery Discharge (Prep for EVA #3)
  • Lab MCA rapid sample of Airlock for POM accuracy check
  • Primary Power System High Beta Reconfiguration
  • Airlock MTL flow rate increase for EVA depress pump ops

Look Ahead Plan

Thursday, 7/16 (GMT 198)

  • No Payload Activities


  • US EVA #67 (Prep and EVA)

Friday, 7/17 (GMT 199)

  • Food Physiology Brief (NASA)


  • Post-EVA PHS Exams
  • EMU Water Recharge
  • EVA Procedure Review/Debrief Conference
  • Recycle Tank Drain/Fill
  • UPA Brine Filter Gather/R&R 

Saturday, 7/18 (GMT 200)

  • Off Duty Day 


  • USOS Shutter Close
  • EVA Camera Port 3 Bag Prep

Today’s Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • NEUROIMMUNITET. KORREKTSIYA. Blood Collection & Sample Process in Plasma-03 centrifuge
  • Insertion of Russian experiments blood samples into MELFI
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Pre EVA Examinations
  • Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф1 Cartridge, initiate
  • Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem Group В2. Inspection of Air Conditioning System [СКВ1, СКВ2]
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Pamyat (Memory) Test, Saliva Sample, Stress Test. Hair Samples Collection. Questionnaire
  • EVA Pistol Grip Battery
  • Acoustic Monitor Data Transfer and Stow
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit
  • VHF-2 Emergency Communication Check Out from Soyuz over US Ground Sites
  • Photography of БОВ-91 Fan Shutoff Unit (S/N 10319576) in DC1
  • Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation
  • PILLE sensors gathering and setup for USOS EVA
  • БД-2 semi-annual maintenance: Work prep and procedure review
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) iPad Contingency Procedures preparation
  • Russian Video Recording of Greetings
  • Station Support Computer 16 and Portable Computer System Data Acquisition System Setup
  • Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Setup
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review & Conference
  • URAGAN. SOVA PL log-file downlink
  • Intermodular TORU test with attached Progress
  • Progress 448 (SM Aft) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Crew Dragon Tablet Sync & Stow
  • In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) LAB1P6 Gas Trap Plug Installation
  • Place Stowage Back Onto The LAB1P6 Rackfront
  • EarthKAM Node 1 85MM Lens Change