MRPO Daily Status Report 1-29-03


GMT Date: 029

Calendar Date: 01/29/03

Increment: 6

Stage: 11A

Week 9

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 and STES-10 continue nominal, basically unattended, operations. BSTC, CGBA, CSLM-2, InSpace, PFMI, SUBSA and ZCG are inactive. MSG is inactive/failed, awaiting replacement parts. MSG replacement parts have been stowed in Progress 10, currently scheduled for launch on February 2nd. A plan has been developed to maximize payload operations after MSG operational capability is restored.

EXPRESS RACKS 1 and 4 (ER1 & ER4) are powered and supporting payload operations. ER2 has been powered down since it on longer has an active payload to support. ER3 and ER5 are available to support payload operations but are currently inactive. ER1, ER3, ER4 and ER5 software upgrades have been accomplished. ER2 software upgrade is planned for week 11.

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 available on the acceleration measurement web page.

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

Near-term Outlook:

Week 9 (1/27-2/2) - Planning for this week was based on approximately 12 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations. ARIS 3 check-out/calibration is scheduled daily during this week. The crew is packing as many disposable items on Progress 9 as possible. Progress 9 is scheduled to undock on 2/1. Progress 10 launch is scheduled for 2/2.

Week 10 (2/3-2/9) - Preliminary planning for this week is being based on approximately 24 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations. Progress 10 is scheduled to dock with the ISS on 2/4. Transfer operations to off-load Progress 10 will begin immediately after docking. The MSG repair parts will be transferred as soon as possible and installed on the MSG. PFMI hardware, and the partially processed PFMI sample, will be recovered and stowed. MSG will be checked-out and, assuming all is well, InSpace will be installed, checked out and test runs are to be conducted.


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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