ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/20/2022


Veg-05: The crew checked on the plant pillows, added water as necessary, and performed a wick opening on the plant pillows. The wick opening allows the seeds to be assessed for germination and gives them more room to grow during the 100+ day growth cycle. The Veg-05 investigation is the next step in efforts to address the need for a continuous fresh-food production system in space. A healthy, nutritious diet is essential for long-duration exploration missions, which means that the typical pre-packaged astronaut diet may need to be supplemented by fresh foods during flight. The Veggie Vegetable Production System (Veggie) has begun testing aboard the ISS to help meet this need, and leafy greens have successfully been grown in spaceflight. The research of Veg-05 expands crop variety to dwarf tomatoes and focuses on the impact of light quality and fertilizer on fruit production, microbial food safety, nutritional value, taste acceptability by the crew, and the overall behavioral health benefits of having plants and fresh food in space.


USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation Activities: In preparation for the tomorrow’s 4A ISS Roll Out Solar Array (IRSOA) Install EVA, the crew completed tool configuring, tool audit, EVA battery operations, and equipment lock preparations. The crew then reviewed all detailed procedures and reference packages before finally participating in a conference with ground teams to further discuss final operations, get ahead tasks, and the EVA timeline. During this EVA, the crew will install an IROSA to the 4A power channel on the port truss of the ISS in order to generate more power to the ISS.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Rollback The IOS On Router NR-ATL-ISO-1
  • ESA HOSC MPLS Backbone Maintenance
  • WIS Ops – RFID Off
  • SPDM Unstow and Stow
  • JEMRMS Deactivation
  • MT Translation Ops

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, December 21 (GMT 355)

  • No Payload Activities


  • 4A IROSA Install EVA

Thursday, December 22 (GMT 356)

  • CIR/SoFIE O2 Bottle Replace
  • Food Physiology Diet Brief
  • HRF Veggie POMS Questionnaire
  • JAXA ExBAS Removal
  • LSG Laptop Battery Replacement
  • MELFI-3 Icebrick Insertion
  • Standard Measures PreSleep Questionnaire
  • Sphere Camera-1 Cupola Ops
  • Veg-05 Plant Check


  • EVA EMU Water Recharge
  • EVA Debrief Conference
  • EVA A/L Deconfiguration
  • ARS FBCO2 Samples

Friday, December 23 (GMT 357)

  • Airborne Particulate Monitor
  • CardioBreath Calibration and CEVIS Run
  • ELF Sample Holder Installation
  • GRIP
  • HRF Veggie POMS Questionnaire
  • JAXA MCU and As-LiB Installation to EFU-2
  • MELFI 3 Icebrick Insert
  • MSPR Video Cable Configuration
  • PFMI-ASCENT Sample Exchange
  • Repository Urine and Blood Collect
  • Smart One Hardware Removal
  • Sphere Camera-1 WORF Recording
  • Standard Measures
  • Toilet IFM


  • Transfer Cargo Dragon Operations
  • N1 Nadir CBM CPA Rotation
  • IFM N1 Nadir CBM CPA Cable R&R
  • Toilet Conductivity Monitor Troubleshooting

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

  • Test TV Downlink
  • TV PAO event With Roscosmos Management
  • Robotics Procedure Review
  • EVA Battery Operations Terminal Terminate
  • EVA Pistol Grip Tool Battery Installation
  • EVA Tool Configuring and Audit
  • Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Temp Controller Cable Swap
  • JEM Utility Outlet Panel (UOP) Cable Reconfiguration 2
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • EVA Tablet Preparation
  • Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation
  • VEG-05 Plant Check/Water
  • VEG-05 Wick Open
  • EHS TOCA Sample Data Record
  • EVA Procedure Review and Conference
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup
  • Photo/TV 4K Downlink Initialize, Setup, and Terminate
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus and Service Module