ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/20/2023

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 1A ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (IROSA) Prep EVA: Today, Koichi Wakata (EV1) and Nicole Mann (EV2) performed the 1A ISS IROSA Prep EVA. Hatch opening occurred at 7:11 AM CT. The main goal of this EVA was to tighten the 1B Mod Kit Collar Bolts, install the IROSA 1B Mod Kit, and route IROSA Cables on the 1A 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 21 minutes and the following tasks were completed:

  • Tighten 1B Mod Kit Collar Bolts to complete IROSA 1B Mod Kit Install
  • Install IROSA 1A Mod Kit Right Struts

The following task was partially completed:

  • Install IROSA 1A Mod Kit Left Struts

The following tasks were deferred:

  • Install IROSA 1A Mod Kit Collars and MLI
  • Route IROSA Cables on 1A Mast Canister


Plasma Kristall-4 (PK-4):  The crew performed an audit of the experiment hard drives, and reviewed the familiarization material for the upcoming campaign 15 experiment operations.  PK-4 is a scientific collaboration between ESA and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), performing research in the field of Complex Plasmas:  low temperature gaseous mixtures composed of ionized gas, neutral gas, and micron-sized particles. The micro-particles become highly charged in the plasma and interact strongly with each other, which can lead to a self-organized structure of the micro-particles:  so-called plasma crystals. Experiments in the facility aim to study transport properties, thermodynamics, kinetics and statistical physics, and non-linear waves and instabilities in the plasmas.

Veg-05:  The plants growing in the two Veggie facilities were inspected, watered if necessary, and photographed.  The experiment is growing Red Robin dwarf tomatoes for a little over 3 months and will perform multiple harvests of the fruits produced.  The Pick-and-Eat Salad-Crop Productivity, Nutritional Value, and Acceptability to Supplement the ISS Food System (Veg-05) investigation is the next step in efforts to address the need for a continuous fresh-food production system in space.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • N/A

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

  • EMU Data Recorder Operations
  • CCS TLM HK1 Preempt
  • HD EMU Camera EVA Operations
  • MSS Camera Support
  • Installation of MPCC Ground Node Security Patch
  • EMU ISLE Prebreathe

Look Ahead Plan

Saturday, January 21 (GMT 021)

  • Veg-05 Plant Check


  • EVA Debrief for US EVA
  • EMU Water Recharge
  • EMU Helmet Light Inspection
  • EVA Air Lock Deconfiguration

Sunday, January 22 (GMT 022)

  • LSG Operations
  • Plasma Kristall-4
  • Veg-05 Plant Check


  • Crew Off Duty Day

Monday, January 23 (GMT 023)

  • Biolab
  • LSG Operations
  • Plasma Kristall-4
  • Veg-05


  • UTS Offload EDV Swap

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

  • EVA iPad Preparation
  • Communications Config for USOS EVA
  • EMU Purge
  • EMU ISLE Prebreathe
  • Crewlock Depress, Egress, Post Depress, Pre Repress, Repress
  • SODF EMER-1a Update
  • CMS ARED 6-Month Maintenance
  • VEG-05 Plant Check/Water
  • EHS – FMK Deployment Operations
  • EHS GSC Sampling Operations
  • 1B IROSA Cable Routing
  • EVA Post-EVA Activities