ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/16/2022


Today, the crew performed payload activities to achieve mission objectives. At any given time on board the ISS, a large array of different experiments are underway within a wide range of disciplines.


Emergency Russian ISS Very High Frequency (VHF-1) Communication Checkout from USOS: The Russian ISS VHF-1 Emergency Communication was checked out from the USOS. The communication tested the ability for the Houston, Huntsville, Munich, Tskuba, and Moscow control centers to communicate with the crew while over a US VHF site. The ISS can communicate via the Russian Segment’s VHF radios when the ISS is over a VHF ground site and both the ISS and the ground site are configured to transmit and receive VHF signals. The ability to use VHF communications from a US groundsite is periodically verified in the event it is needed during an emergency where the nominal communication path is unusable.

Russian Water Transfers: Per documented agreements between the US and IP Russia, the Russian crew began transferring water from the USOS to the RS. Surplus water in the USOS was transferred from the Contingency Water Container – Iodine (CWC-I) to an ЕДВ (Russian water container). An ЕДВ is intended for short-term storage and manual water transportation between facilities

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • DDCU 50Hz Data Gathering
  • LSR Outgoing Check-Out Operations & RPC Check
  • Cargo Dragon Checkouts for Departure
  • Node 3 Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Zero Calibration

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, August 17 (GMT 229)

  • Acoustic Diagnostics Ops (ESA)
  • BioSentinel Uninstall and Pack for Return (NASA)
  • JEM Microscope Checkout Prep (JAXA)
  • MAND Print Removal and Stow (NASA)
  • Spaceborne Computer T/S (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva Collection and Blood Setup (NASA)
  • XROOTS Fluid Recovery and Inspection (NASA)


  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Sample Analysis
  • Transfer Dragon Cargo Operations
  • Water Recovery System CWC-Iodine Fill Operations
  • Cargo Dragon Station Support Computer Relocate
  • Cargo Dragon LiOH Swap

Thursday, August 18 (GMT 230)

  • ISS HAM Pass (NASA)
  • JEM Microscope Sample Removal (JAXA)
  • PLT4 Transfer 2 (JAXA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva and Blood Collect (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Pre-sleep (NASA)


  • SpX-25 Undock Prep
  • SpX-25 Egress & Undock
  • WINSCAT Test
  • TOCA Analysis

Friday, August 19 (GMT 231)

  • Standard Measures Post-sleep (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva Collect and Stow


  • Crew Off-Duty

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

  • Emergency RS ISS VHF-1 Comm Checkout from USOS
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection
  • ISS HAM Kenwood Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • LSG Secondary Crew Restraint Unfold
  • Polar Sample Transfer 2 From Cold Stowage
  • Water transfer from CWC-I to ЕДВ