MRPO Daily Status Report 1-13-03


GMT Date: 013

Calendar Date: 01/13/03

Increment: 6

Stage: 11A

Week 7

Payloads currently on-board ISS:
BSTC, CGBA, CSLM-2, InSPACE, MAMS, MSG (facility), PFMI, SAMS, STES-10, SUBSA and ZCG.

Status:
MRPO payloads MAMS, SAMS, STES-10 and ZCG continue nominal, basically unattended, operations. BSTC, CGBA, CSLM-2, InSpace, PFMI, and SUBSA are inactive. MSG is inactive/failed, awaiting replacement parts. The first opportunity for replacements parts to be launched to the ISS will be on Progress 10, tentatively scheduled for February 2nd. Plans are being developed to maximize payload operations after MSG operational capability is restored.

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.

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

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-10 health and status data is nominal. STES-10 is configured with diffusion-controlled chambers which require no crew operation activities.

ZCG furnace operations are continuing nominally and are scheduled to continue until 1/18.

Near-term Outlook:

Week 7 (1/13-1/19) - Planning for this week was based on approximately 7 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations. An EVA planned for 1/15 will be the prime activity during this week. Pre and post EVA activities will require considerable crew time. The EVA will be performed by the two American astronauts and will accomplish a number of tasks to prepare for future ISS integration activities. ER5 software will be upgraded during this week. ZCG furnace operations will continue until 1/18.

Week 8 (1/20-1/26) - Preliminary planning for this week is being based on approximately 19 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations. The ZCG control system will be powered down on 1/20 and the processed samples will be removed and stowed. The crew will inspect the InSpace coil assemblies to determine if there are any quality problems due to the delay of MSG operations. ER1 & ER2 software will be upgraded during this week.

M. Vlasse, PhD, DSc
MRPO Increment Scientist

ACRONYMS:

ARIS Active Rack Isolation System
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
CEVIS Cycle Ergometer Vibration Isolation System
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
HCOR High-Rate Communications Outage Recorder
InSPACE Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates
ISS International Space Station
MAMS Microgravity Acceleration Measurement System
MCOR Medium-Rate Communications Outage Recorder
MSG Microgravity Science Glovebox
OCR Operations Change Request
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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