ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/24/2023


PK-4: A crewmember caught clouds of particles inside the PK-4 chamber using the PK-4 software on the Columbus Module Laptop 1 as part of 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, and photographed. 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.


Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Initiation and Termination: Today, the crew initiated a manual fill of the WHC EДВ-СВ (Water Container) using a Post-Flight Analysis Bag to capture any pressure relief to protect the dose pump. The ЕДВ-CB is intended for short-term storage and manual water transportation between facilities. After successfully filling the EДВ-СВ, the crew returned the WHC to nominal use.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • N/A

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

  • STGT Circuit Breaker Replacement [Active]
  • PRO FIR Activation Commanding
  • Laptop Preparation for OCT2 Exam
  • MSS Hover Maneuver [Active]
  • PRO LSG Facility Activation/Deactivation Commanding

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, January 25 (GMT 025)

  • Plant Hab-03A Review
  • Plasma Kristall-4


  • Acoustic Monitor Data Transfer

Thursday, January 26 (GMT 026)

  • BioNutrient-1 Hydration and Agitate
  • HRF GDS Tank Gauge Photo
  • JWRS Pump Check and Bag Connect
  • PFMI Hardware Stow
  • PK-4 HD Swap and Experiment Run
  • Plant Hab-03A Harvest
  • Veg-05 Plant Pillow Replacement and Water Check


  • IFM WHC Pre-Treat Tank R&R
  • Columbus Bay 4 Restore
  • HMS OOHA with Kuduwave Software Setup and Test
  • IFM UTS Card R&R
  • HMS WinSCAT Test

Friday, January 27 (GMT 027)

  • MSPR Cable Cover
  • Myotones Measurements
  • SODI/Particle Vibration Setup
  • Veg-05 Check


  • ECLSS UPA Brine Filter Changeout
  • EVA Procedure Review
  • EVA Tool Config
  • EVA Procedure Conference
  • EVA SAFER GN2 Check
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain

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

  • Rodent Research Ops
  • Virtual ATU Configure JEM
  • COL_Payload_Laptop2 Deploy
  • PK-4 Hard Drives Exchange and Experiment Ops
  • VEG-05 Plant Check/Water
  • Life on the Station Photo/Video Chronicle
  • CMS T2 Monthly Inspection
  • Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve and Insert
  • Rodent Research Cold Carrier Cold Stowage Insert
  • WHC Manual Fill Initiation/Terminate
  • EVA Battery Operations Terminal Charge Init
  • Rodent Research Crew Conference