ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/15/2022

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 1B Mod kit on the 1B Solar Array Wing (SAW) Mast Canister to prepare these SAWs for future IROSA installations. The final Phase Elapsed Time (PET) from today’s EVA was 7 hours and 11 minutes and the following task was completed:

  • Route IROSA Cables on 3A Mod Kit

The following task was partially completed:

  • Install IROSA Mod Kit on 1B Mast Canister

The following task was deferred from today’s EVA:

  • Route IROSA Cables on 1B Mod Kit


Cellbox-3: The crew removed fourteen Cellbox-3 experiment containers, the sensor container, and six experiment controllers from the Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems-1 (STaARS-1)   experiment facility. Cellbox-3 contains two experiments that investigate cell behavior in microgravity, forming 3D structures that more closely resemble the growth and behavior of cells inside the body. Spheroid Aggregation and Viability in Space (SHAPE) determines how cellular spheroids from human bone marrow form in microgravity and their viability. Nerve-Muscle Co-culture (NEMUCO) determines whether the neuromuscular junction structure develops properly in microgravity, which could provide an experimental model for investigating nerve and muscle cell-to-cell interaction and communication in space and on the ground. 

International Commercial Experiment (ICE) Cube: Experiment Cube #14 was mounted on a multi-use bracket on the front of a rack and connected to the ICE Cubes Facility front panel. The ICE Cubes Facility is a capable experiment platform that offers flexibility to host many different experiments for research, technology demonstration, and educational objectives. During flight, users are able to have near real-time telemetry and telecommanding capabilities with the Experiment Cube from any location with an internet connection. The ICE Cubes service provides fast and direct access to the ISS for any country, institute, or entity.

JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer-23 (J-SSOD-23): The crew gathered the appropriate hardware and prepared for the installation of the J-SSOD experiment hardware onto the JEM Airlock slide table later in the week. J-SSOD provides a novel and safe small satellite launching capability to the ISS. The J-SSOD is a unique satellite launcher, handled by the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), which provides containment and deployment mechanisms for several individual small satellites. Once J-SSOD, including satellite cases with small satellites, is installed onto the slide table by the crew, it is passed through the JEM Airlock for retrieval, positioning, and deployment by the JEMRMS.


Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations: Today, the crew continued cargo transfer operations between the ISS and the Cygnus NG-18 cargo vehicle. These operations included offloading crew provisions and hardware from NG-18. NG-18 is planned to remain at the space station until the end of January before it departs the ISS for an eventual destructive re-entry in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • EMU Data Recorder Operations
  • CCS S-Band TLM HK1 Preempt
  • HD EMU Camera EVA Operations
  • MSS Camera Support

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, November 16 (GMT 320)

  • AWS Snowcone Power On
  • J-SSOD-23 Installation to Slide Table
  • NanoRacks Module-51 Operations 2


  • EVA HECA Initiation
  • EMU Water Recharge
  • RS EVA Tool Gather & Transfer
  • Installation of EHIP, LREBA, and NECA/ERCA on Orlan-MKS
  • EVA Debrief Conference

Thursday, November 17 (GMT 321)

  • CIR/SoFIE Sensor Replace
  • DCB Ice Brick Stow
  • TangoLab-4 Card Cube Replace


  • RS EVA #55
  • SpaceX-26 Cargo Dragon Rendezvous Review CBT
  • Robotics Procedure Print
  • Columbus Centralized Cabin Filter R&R
  • METOX Regeneration Initiation
  • EHS CSA-CP Checkout Part 1

Friday, November 18 (GMT 322)

  • NanoRacks Module-9 Photos


  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • EVA Tool Configuring
  • Robotics Procedure Review
  • POC DOUG Software Review
  • SpaceX-26 Cargo Dragon Operations CBT

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

  • USOS EVA Communication Configuration
  • EVA ISLE Preparation and Pre-breathe
  • J-SSOD Cargo Transfer Bag (CTB) Transfer
  • EMU Purge
  • STaARS Cellbox-3 Experiment Container Removal #3
  • STaARS Cellbox-3 MELFI Insertion #3
  • Crewlock Post Depress
  • Crewlock Egress and Ingress
  • J-SSOD Video Review
  • 3A IROSA Cable Routing
  • ICE Cubes Experiment Cube #14 Installation
  • Remove 1B H-Fixture
  • 1B Upper Triangle Build
  • 1B Upper Triangle to Mast Canister
  • Install 1B Left and Right Struts
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • 1B Collars [Deferred]
  • 1B Mast Canister Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI)
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • 1B Cleanup
  • 1B IROSA Cable Routing [Deferred]
  • Slingshot Cleanup
  • Crewlock Pre-Repress and Repress
  • Return to Nominal Communication Configuration after USOS EVA [Planned]
  • Photo/TV EVA Camera Disassembly [Planned]
  • EVA Post-EVA Activities [Planned]
  • EVA Glove Photo Downlink [Planned]