MRPO Daily Status Report 2-5-03


GMT Date: 036

Calendar Date: 02/05/03

Increment: 6

Stage: 11A

Week 10

ISS Status:
The unmanned Progress 10 resupply vehicle docked with the ISS yesterday as planned. Launch of STS-114/ULF1 aboard Shuttle Atlantis, planned for March 1, is now TBD pending results of the Columbia tragedy investigation.

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

Status:
MAMS, SAMS and STES-10 continue nominal, basically unattended, operations. BSTC, CGBA, CSLM-2, InSpace, PFMI, SUBSA and ZCG are inactive. MSG repair is underway today.

EXPRESS RACKS 1 and 4 (ER1 & ER4) are powered and supporting payload operations. ER2 & ER3 are currently powered down. ER3, and possibly ER2, will be activated in the near future to continue with ARIS 3 checkout/calibration. ER5 is available to support payload operations but is currently inactive. ER1, ER3, ER4 and ER5 software upgrades have been accomplished. ER2 software upgrade is planned for week 11.

MSG replacement parts have been installed and facility power will be turned on later today. Removal of PFMI and installation of InSpace is planned for tomorrow.
InSpace Coil assemblies were inspected Friday and were confirmed to be ready to begin test operations Friday, 2/7. InSpace is to be installed in the MSG tomorrow.

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

PFMI hardware and a partially processed sample are scheduled to be removed from the MSG and stowed tomorrow.

All SAMS sensors in EXPRESS RACKS are operating nominally. SAMS health and status data was lost briefly today but the crew restored data flow and it has been nominal since. 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 10 (2/3-2/9) - Planning for this week was based on approximately 24 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations. Progress 10 transfer operations began yesterday and will continue into next week. MSG will be checked-out and, assuming all is well, PFMI hardware, and a partially processed PFMI sample, will be recovered and stowed. InSpace will be installed, checked out and test runs will be conducted.

Week 11(2/10-2/16) – Preliminary planning for this week is being based on approximately 20 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations. The crew will continue unloading Progress 10. Daily InSpace test operations are planned. ER2 software will be upgraded and the SAMS filter is to be cleaned.

M. Vlasse, PhD, DSc
PSR 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
PGB Plant Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus
PSR NASA Code U Physical Sciences Research Division
SAMS Space Acceleration Measurement System II
SPD NASA Code U Space Products Development Division
STES Protein Crystal Growth - Single Thermal Enclosure System
SUBSA Solidification Using a Baffle in Sealed Ampoules
ZCG Zeolite Crystal Growth

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