MRPO Daily Status Report 11-06-02


GMT Date: 310

Calendar Date: 11/06/02

Increment: 5

Stage: 9A

Week 22

ISS:
Soyuz 5 joint operations are in progress and going well. Undock is scheduled for approximately 2:45 p.m.CST Saturday, Nov 9 (2245 GMT Nov 9).

The launch date for STS-113/11A has been set for approximately 12 p.m. CST Nov. 10 (0600 GMT Nov. 11). Docking with the ISS should occur Tuesday at approximately 8:50 p.m. CST Nov.10 (0250 GMT Nov. 11).

Payloads currently on-board ISS:
BSTC, CGBA, InSPACE, MAMS, MSG (facility), PFMI, PGBA, SAMS, STES-7, SUBSA and ZCG.

Status:
MRPO payloads CGBA, MAMS, MSG, PGBA, SAMS and STES-7 continue nominal, basically unattended, operations. BSTC, InSpace, PFMI, SUBSA and ZCG are currently inactive.

EXPRESS RACKS 1, 2 and 4 (ER1, ER2& ER4) are powered and supporting payload operations. ER3 and ER5 are available to support payload operations but are currently inactive.

CGBA health and status data is nominal. CGBA is to be returned on STS-113.

MAMS is operating nominally in the quasi-steady mode. HiRAP is currently turned-off. MAMS data is available on the acceleration measurement web page.

MSG power is on to continue supporting European Space Agency payloads delivered on Soyuz 5. All systems are nominal.

PGBA health and status data is nominal. Downlink of video from the PGBA internal cameras has not yet been successful. Video downlink trouble-shooting procedures have been performed, however the problem was not corrected. PGBA is to be returned on STS-113.

All SAMS sensors in EXPRESS Racks are operating nominally. The SAMS sensor in the MSG is currently turned-off. SAMS data is also being posted to the acceleration measurement web page.

STES-7 health and status data is nominal. All growth chambers are activated. STES-7 is to be returned on STS-113.

ZCG operations have been completed. The processed autoclaves have been removed and stowed in preparation for return on STS-113.

Near-term Outlook:

Week 22 (11/03-11/09) - Planning for this week was based on approximately 12 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations. The crew will be pre-packing for 11A return and practicing for 11A EVAs. Soyuz 4 will undock Saturday, November 9, for return.

Week 23 (11/10-11/16) - Preliminary planning for this week is being based on approximately 4 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations.
STES-7 will be deactivated the day before STS-113/11A docks which is expected to be late Tuesday, 11/12. Two EVAs and a reboost of the ISS to a higher orbit will occur during this week.

M. Vlasse, PhD, DSc
MRPO Increment Scientist

ACRONYMS:

BCSS -- Biotechnology Cell Science Stowage
BSTC-- Biotechnology Specimen Temperature Controller (General status information on this payload will include coverage of the following items of support equipment: BTR, BCSS and GSM)
BTR -- Biotechnology Refrigerator
CGBA – Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus
ER1-- EXPRESS RACK 1
ER2 -- EXPRESS RACK 2
ER3 – EXPRESS RACK 3
ER4 – EXPRESS RACK 4
ER5 – EXPRESS RACK 5
GSM -- Gas Supply Module
InSPACE– Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates
ISS – International Space Station
MAMS -- Microgravity Acceleration Measurement System
MSG – Microgravity Science Glovebox
PFMI – Pore Formation and Mobility Investigation
PGBA – Plant Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus
SAMS -- Space Acceleration Measurement System II
STES – Protein Crystal Growth - Single Thermal Enclosure System
SUBSA – Solidification Using a Baffle in Sealed Ampoules
ZCG – Zeolite Crystal Growth

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