On October 4, 2018 at 07:57 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-08” spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station to deliver to Earth the 3 members of Expedition 56 – Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev; American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold.
On September 27, 2018 at 18:08 UTC the 7th Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV "Kounotori-7”) was installed on its berthing port of the "Harmony” module of the International Space Station. American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Serena Auñón-Chancellor operating the Canadian-built arm, captured the HTV-7 “Kounotori” spacecraft at 11:36 UTC.
On September 22, 2018 at 17:52 UTC the Japanese HTV-7 (H-2 Transfer Vehicle) unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Tanegashima Cosmodrome situated at the island located 115 km south of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands. The spacecraft was orbited by the Japanese H-2B rocket-carrier. The mission is Japan's seventh cargo delivery flight to the International Space station. The HTV-7 mission is also named Kounotori-7. Kounotori is the Japanese word for white stork. The spacecraft is to deliver about 5900 kilograms of cargo to the station’s crew.
On August 15, 2018, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopiev performed the extra vehicle activities (EVA – spacewalk). The cosmonauts hand-released four tiny CubeSats and installed hardware for a German experiment to track animal migration. The EVA lasted 7 hours and 46 minutes. It was the 3rd EVA for Artemyev and the 1st for Prokopiev. It was the 212th spacewalk dedicated to assembly and maintenance of the International Space Station since 1998, and the 55th staged from the station’s Russian segment.
On August 3, 2018 at 22:17 UTC the "Dragon” capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean in a distance of about 760 kilometers southwest of Long Beach, California. The Dragon delivered to Earth about 1700 kilograms of cargo. It was the "SpaceX CRS-15” mission. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It was the 15th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking.
On August 3, 2018 at 10:30 UTC the station's robotic arm removed the Dragon capsule from its berthing port on the station’s Harmony module. Using a command issued from the mission control center, the robot arm released the Dragon CRS-15 spacecraft at 16:38 UTC on August 3. It was the 15th flight of Dragon to the ISS with docking, including a demonstration flight in 2012.
On July 15, 2018 at 10:20 UTC the US "Cygnus” (CRS OA-9E “S.S. J.R. Thompson”) unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the Harmony module of the International Space Station. After that, the spacecraft, which had been attached to the space station since May 24, 2018, was released by German astronaut Alexander Gerst and US astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor aboard the station using the “Canadarm-2” orbiting complex's huge robotic arm at 12:37 UTC. It was the 9th successful flight of "Cygnus” to the ISS.