ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/27/2022


Actiwatch: Actiwatch Plus Kits S/N 1002 and 1004 were packed for return. The Actiwatch is a waterproof, non-intrusive, sleep-wake activity monitor worn on the wrist of a crewmember and contains a miniature uniaxial accelerometer that produces a signal as the subject moves. The data is stored in non-volatile memory within the Actiwatch until they are downloaded for analysis.

Analyzing Interferometer for Ambient Air-2 (ANITA-2): The locker door to ANITA was partially opened, the Touch Screen USB cable was connected, and the locker door was closed. The ANITA-2 is a compact gas analyzer which can analyze and quantify 33 trace contaminants in the atmosphere aboard the ISS automatically. ANITA-2 can also detect the presence of unknown substances which can be evaluated later on the ground.

Dose Distribution Inside the International Space Station – 3D (DOSIS-3D): The DOSIS Main Box LEDs were checked for gathering information on the DOSIS Main Box Status. ISS crewmembers are continually exposed to varying levels of radiation which can be harmful to their health. DOSIS-3D uses several active and passive detectors to determine the radiation doses inside the ISS. The goal is a three-dimensional radiation map covering all sections of the ISS.

Four Bed CO2 Scrubber: The QD Sampling Adapter was installed on the Four Bed CO2 scrubber assembly and was purged, then samples were taken. Four Bed CO2 Scrubber demonstrates a technology for removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere on a spacecraft. The technology is based on the current system in use on the ISS with mechanical upgrades in absorption beds, heater elements, and valves and use of an improved zeolite absorbent to reduce erosion and dust formation. A goal for next-generation systems is continuous operation for 20,000 hours without a failure, and this technology is a step toward that goal.

Genes in Space-9 (GIS-9): The GIS-9 Hardware was set up and S/N 01 sample was prepared for a science run. The crew recorded a student congratulatory message. Cell-free technology is a platform for protein production that does not include living cells. GIS-9 evaluates two approaches for using this technology in microgravity: cell-free protein production and biosensors that can detect specific target molecules. The technology could provide a portable, low-resource, and low-cost tool with potential applications for medical diagnostics, on-demand production of medicine and vaccines, and environmental monitoring on future space missions.

Materials International Space Station Experiment-16-Commercial (MISSE-16): Four Material Sample Carriers (MSCs) were installed on the MISSE Transfer Tray (MTT 2). MISSE-16 is part of a suite of experiments that test how space affects a variety of materials and components. This mission tests a fabric with imbedded sensors, 3D printed polymers, spacecraft materials, radiation protection biomaterials, BioPellets made from dried microbes, paraffin wax thermal protection, and thin solar cells. If able to stand up to the harsh environment outside the ISS, these materials could help improve equipment for future space exploration.

Wireless Compose-2: The Wireless Compose-2 SmartTex-2 Shirt was donned and the experiment executed. 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, lightweight, and wireless experiments on the ISS. For this demonstration, Wireless Compose-2 operates several experiments, including an experiment to examine the impact of the space environment on the cardiovascular system. Additionally, Wireless Compose-2 demonstrates the ability of newly-developed impulse radio ultra-wide band (IR-UWB) hardware to enable precise localization applications and to analyze the energy harvesting potential on the ISS.

eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System (XROOTS): The XROOTS facility was powered down and each Root Module was removed and transferred to the Maintenance Work Area (MWA) for harvesting operations. 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 growth chambers for the entire plant life cycle from seed germination through maturity. Results could identify suitable methods to produce crops on a larger scale for future space missions.


Plug-In Plan (PiP) AC Inverter Secure in LAB: The devices using three-prong connectors on several AC inverters have a history of slowly backing out and becoming exposed which is a safety concern. In this activity, the crew checked all of the ports on each deployed AC inverter with GFCI cables attached in the LAB, verified the connectors are fully seated, and secured the plugs to the inverter using cable ties.

Contingency Water Container – Iodinated (CWC-I) Degas: The CWC-I was degassed in preparation for use for Extravehicular Activity (EVA) operations. The CWC-I is a water bag which has the ability to store up to 50 lbs of iodinated water. It is used to house water suitable for EVA Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge and can store EMU water for up to 56 months.

Audit Activities: Two audit activities were completed today. The crew audited and organized 1.0 Cargo Transfer Bag (CTB): Environmental Health System (EHS) Water Sampling Hardware and reported On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (OOHA) Ear Tip quantities. An audit of spare Hygiene Covers in the PMM was also completed.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • JEMRMS Ground Control Backoff Maneuver
  • EPS ORU Weekly Preemptive Refresh
  • MSS Maneuver to SpX-25 Day 8 Park & MISSE Setup
  • SPDM Enhanced ORU Temporary Platform
  • Crew Dragon System Checkout
  • MSS Maneuver to MISSE Park

Look Ahead Plan

Thursday, July 28 (GMT 209)

  • BCM Robot Test (NASA)
  • Butterfly US OPS (NASA)
  • CAL Jumper Leak Check (NASA)
  • CBEF-M Cage Installs (JAXA)
  • CIR SOFIE reconfig (NASA)
  • GIS-9 Runs (NASA)
  • ICE Cubes Exchange (ESA)
  • ISS HAM Pass (NASA)
  • PGTIDE Procedure Review (NASA)
  • Protein Manf. MELFI Insert (NASA)
  • SALI-1 SBRIO Reset and Unit Reinstall (NASA)
  • SF-3 T/S Ops (NASA)
  • SOFIE GEL Hardware Config (NASA)
  • TREK Setup (NASA)


  • Transfer Crew Dragon Cargo Operations
  • ESA PAO Message Recording
  • HMS IMAK Unpack from SPX-25

Friday, July 29 (GMT 210)

  • ANITA Calibration and Measurement (ESA)
  • CAL Jumper Leak Check (NASA)
  • MSL SCA Exchange #2 (ESA)
  • PGTD Cup Photo and SRO Sample (NASA)
  • SF-3 MSG Ops (NASA)
  • TangoLab-3 Cardcube Replace (NASA)
  • TREK Video S/D (NASA)


  • Transfer Crew Dragon Cargo Operations
  • EMU Swap
  • EVA IRU Check Out
  • SLE Rotation
  • BPA Photo Activity

Saturday, July 30 (GMT 211)

  • CAL Jumper Leak Check (NASA)


  • Transfer Crew Dragon Cargo Operations

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

  • Hematocrit test
  • Handover of the failed RSE3 battery from RS to USOS. Handover of USB to GigE Adapter RSE3 battery from USOS to RS
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to/Retraction from JPM Side
  • ANITA-2 Touch Screen Mate
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table Passive Capture Mechanism Removal
  • Wireless Compose-2 SmartTex-2 Shirt Donning & Experiment Execution
  • DOSIS Main Box LED Check
  • Wireless Compose-2 Questionnaire
  • Cold Atom Lab Jumper Leak Check
  • JEM ORU Xfer I/F Install for MISSE Transfer Tray
  • Wireless Compose-2 SmartTex-2 Shirt Doffing
  • Genes in Space 9 Procedure Review 2
  • Wireless Compose-2 SD Card Data Transfer
  • Genes in Space-9 MWA Preparation
  • Genes in Space 9 OBT Review
  • MISSE-FF MSC Installation for JEM RMS Small Fine Arm Deployment
  • Payload Laptop Terminal 3 Cable Swap with PLT5
  • Genes in Space-9 MELFI Sample Retrieve 2
  • Genes in Space 9 Run 2 Start
  • Plug-In Plan (PiP) AC Inverter Secure in LAB
  • Telescience Resource Kit Laptop Video Setup in Node 2
  • Materials ISS Experiment (MISSE) MTT Install
  • Wireless Compose-2 LED Check
  • Contingency Water Container – Iodinated (CWC-I) Degas
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics On-board Trainer (ROBoT) Setup
  • Test the new model gas detector that arrived on SpX-25
  • Mission Data Recorder Laptop Configuration Portable 4TB HDD R&R
  • ActiWatch Reconfigure and Pack
  • Genes in Space 9 Temp Stow Operations
  • XROOTS MWA Preparation
  • Water Sample CTB Audit
  • XROOTS Plant Harvest Second Growout
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in JEM
  • Hygiene Cover Panel Audit
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) DeWalt Battery Charging Test Part 3
  • Behavioral Core Measures ROBoT-r Research Testing
  • EDR2 K-Bar Assy Wanted Poster
  • Transfer Crew Dragon Cargo Operations
  • Atmosphere Revitalization System Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber Samples
  • MELFI Insert
  • JPM Hardware Consolidate