MRPO Daily Status Report 11-14-02


GMT Date: 318

Calendar Date: 11/14/02

Increment: 5

Stage: 9A

Week 23

ISS :
The launch date for STS-113/11A has been delayed until November 18 due to an oxygen leak in the shuttle payload bay. Launch is tentatively scheduled for approximately 9:15 p.m. CST.

Payloads to be launched on STS-113/11A:
CSLM-2, STES-10, ZCG Autoclaves & Hard drives, InSpace Coil Assemblies

Payloads to be returned on STS-113:
CGBA, PGBA, STES-7, ZCG Autoclaves & Hard drives

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

Status:
MRPO payloads CGBA, MAMS, PGBA, SAMS and STES-7 continue nominal, basically unattended, operations. BSTC, InSpace, MSG, 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. MAMS filter cleaning planned for yesterday was delayed until today. MAMS power will be turned off today to allow the payload filter to be cleaned. Power will be restored after completion of the procedure.

PGBA health and status data is nominal. Downlink of video from the PGBA internal cameras has not been successful. 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. . SAMS filter cleaning planned for yesterday was delayed until today. SAMS power will be turned off today to allow the payload filter to be cleaned. Power will be restored after completion of the procedure.

STES-7 health and status data is nominal. All growth chambers are activated. All growth chambers are to be deactivated after the launch of STS-113/11A but before docking. 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 23 (11/10-11/16) – Due to the delay of the STS-113/11A launch, this week has been replanned. Reactivation of SAMS and MAMS today, after filter cleanings, will complete scheduled crew activities for MRPO payloads this week.

Week 24 (11/17-11/24) - Preliminary planning for this week is being based on a one week slip of the STS-113/11A launch to November 18. Approximately 4 hours of crew time is expected to be available for NASA payload operations. STES-7 will be deactivated the day before STS-113/11A docks. 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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