Status Report

EVA Tools and Crew Aids Panel Minutes of Meeting November 5, 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
November 5, 2001
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The EVA Tools and Crew Aids Panel met at JSC on November 5, 2001, in Building 1, Room 360, at 1:00 p.m. Representatives from the following organizations participated:

EVA Project Office

Hardware Development

Flight Management

Engineering Directorate

Crew and Thermal Systems Division


Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance Office

Hamilton Standard Management Services

Lockheed Martin

Panel members from the following organizations participated:

XA/Panel Chair, XA/Panel Secretary, XA/EVA Flight Management, CB/Astronaut Office, DX32/EVA Systems Group, XA Integration and Operations, CB/Astronaut Office, EC5/Crew and Thermal Systems Division, USA FCE EVA and NA/SR&QA.

The following items were presented:

  1. PRACA Status — NS43NS43/G. WrightTerry Miller

Fifteen A total of 12 FIAR’s are open for EVA hardware. Four FIAR’s were reported as past due. The following were statused:

JSCEC0860 — Body Restraint Tether. BRT will not stabilize after tensioning.

A plan is in place for closure. Lockheed will pick up existing units from JSC Bond, perform cleaning process and run a cycle test. A new ECD of 1/9/02 was assigned. An interim will be submitted for STS-109/HST-03B.

JSCEC0896 — CCT Kit. Alignment mark of N2 cartridge still visible when punctured/seated with CCT.

CCBD H-1071 to update the CCT propellant cartridge drawing to correct location of black stripe was approved. A new ECD of 11/15/01 was assigned.

BFCE026A025 — Checklist Assy, EVA Cuff. Cuff checklist screw cannot be removed.

This FIAR is closed for STS-108/UF1. An interim will be submitted for STS-109/HST-03B. A new ECD of 12/14/01 was assigned.

JSCDO0001F — Checklist Assy, EVA Cuff. EMU/EVA cuff checklist separated during EVA on STS-104.

This FIAR is closed for STS-108/UF1. An interim will be submitted for STS-109/HST-03B. A new ECD of 12/14/01 was assigned.

No new FIAR’s were reported.

No FIAR’s are open for STS-108/UF1.

There are seven FIAR’s open for STS-109/HST-03B. The following were statused:

BFCE026A027 — EVA Winch & Mount assembly. Roll pin coming out.

The CAIP closure is in XA for signature.

JSCEC0873 — MMWS Gimbal Assembly. Anchor pin found loose inside the spool pack assembly.

A prototype has been built. A CR will be written to upgrade the design (build new spring). An interim will be written for STS-109/HST-03B. A new ECD of 11/19/01 was assigned.

JSCEC0905 — High Strength Bridge Clamp. Sheared cap head screw during assembly.

An interim for STS-108/UF1 has been written.

There are six CAIP FIAR’s. The following was statused:

JSCEC0781F — 5/16" Wobble Socket (HST). Wobble socket detached from PGT during STS-103 EVA.

A new ECD of 12/15/01 was assigned.

Preliminary closure in work. Still had chatter on 5A. Look at closing "as is".

EC5/B. Greene presented a FIAR Status on JSCEC0853F — Bayonet Receptacle.

STS-92 and STS-98 crew experienced excessive loads required to remove hardware from Bayonet Receptacles on the Modular Mini-workstation T-Bar and Swing Arms.

The following STS-104 FIAR’s were statused:

JSCEC0839 — REBA Charger. REBA failed to show green LED during acceptance testing.

Going to vendor end of March to get root cause closure.

JSCEC0841 — PFR Gimbal Assembly. Roll joint buttons binding.

Need to get with EM for root cause.

JSCEC0842 — Modular MWS Gimbal Assy. Fraying of end effector cord.

In work. Cost substantial.

JSCEC0781F — 5/16" Wobble Socket (HST). Socket detaching from PGT during STS-103 EVA.

Funded. Design change complete. Close out.

JSCEC0848F — Equipment Hook. Inadvertent equipment hook release.

Should have final by next week.

JSCEC0850 — Safety Tether. Discoloration of safety tether.

Test results by 3/19/01.

The following STS-104 SAFER FIAR was statused:

JSCER0035 — USA SAFER. SAFER battery erratic current readings.

Currently on-orbit. Will not get back until 6A lands. Will need month to do assessment.

The EVA hardware oldest FIAR, opened against the USA SAFER battery erratic current readings, is 397days old.

FIAR’s open by flight:

STS-102 0

STS-108/UF1 - 0

STS-109/HST-03B - 7

STS-110/8A - 12

STS-111/UF2 - 12

  1. Cert Status — NC52/Greg Wright

All certification is closed for STS-102.

There are three open SAFER hardware certifications for STS-100 — 2 on the SAFER IVA Battery (-305 and -307), and SAFER Battery upgrade. These are pending GCAR updates for closure.

There are 22 open hardware certifications for STS-104, all "green".There are no open hardware certifications for STS-108/UF1.

There are 14 open hardware certification items for STS-109/HST-03B. Certification is complete for the APC/MR Latch Assy, HST PFR APC Assy, HST PFR, and PFR bridge clamp. Hex wrench GCAR’s are in the signature loop. The 5/32" wrench cable is GSFC-provided and should come off the list.

Open for STS-110/8A are the propellant cartridge, right angle drive with 7/16" socket, and MT energy absorber.

  1. Mission Hardware Status — LM/F. BlissKevin Thomas

The following Mission Hardware Status was presented:

STS-102: All hardware has been delivered for flight.

STS-100: STS-98 hardware was received from USA on 3/2/01, and is being processed for the STS-100 Bench Review on 3/16/01. Roughly 20% of Bench Review hardware has been shipped. The other hardware will be sent as it is processed.


Processing is complete. All hardware has been delivered and shipped for flight.


Seventy percent of payload bay hardware has been shipped to KSC. The remaining hardware will be shipped before the CEIT ship date of 11/16/01. Processing has begun for middeck items. Some hardware is going to GSFC for fitchecks, but due to return in time to be processed for Bench Review.

  1. Actions Review — XA/G. LeStourgeonGreg LeStourgeon

The following actions were statused:

Action 10/22/01-1: Direct LMCO/Grant Bue to include the sill stack in flight-specific thermal analyses (ref: high strength bridge clamp thermal issues).

CLOSED. LMCO/Grant Bue will include the sill stack in his thermal analyses.

Action 10/22/01-2: Review CARD non-operational thermal range (ref: high strength bridge clamp thermal issues).

A CARD CR will be submitted in 2 weeks.

Action 8/28/00-3: Provide plan for materials testing of returned OIH carrier material and update of materials model.

CLOSED. Work is on hold. The $10K cost will be put on the threats and liens list and discussed with XA/Glenn Lutz at the next monthly budget meeting.

Action 7/9/01-1: Submit CR to extend/track limited life for MUT tool carrier and tether extension assembly. Update CARD’s.

CLOSED. H-0826R3 to revise the limit load for the crew lock tether assembly was approved. NT/R. Toler has updated the limited life database.

  1. Pending CR Review
  2. Pending CR’s were distributed for concurrence at the end of the meeting.

  3. HITS Status Review — XA/Jackie Manning
  4. The weekly "stoplight" HITS Metric Report was presented. This report shows hardware and/or service/

    support delivered, on schedule, and not meeting planned delivery date or program need dates.

    All hardware builds for STS-108/UF1 have been delivered. All hardware builds for STS-109/HST-03B and STS-110/8A are on schedule to meet delivery dates.

  5. Gage Status — EC5/Kim Hostetler

  6. The monthly Gage Status was presented. This status shows gages that are new and in calibration, expired gages in for calibration, expired gages not in for calibration, gages that will expire in 4 months, in for calibration, gages that will expire in 4 months, not in for calibration, and gages with TBD or no calibration.

  7. H-0977R1 — Revise STS-108/UF1 Tool-to-Tool Fitcheck Matrix — HSMS/Mark Elder
  8. This CCBD requests revising the STS-108/UF1 Tool-to-Tool Fitcheck Matrix based on the revised STS-108/UF1 Tools ESEL (H-0924R5).

    Decision: Route for technical concurrence.

  9. H-1083 — STS-108/UF1 Open Tool-to-Tool Fitchecks — HSMS/Mark Elder

This CCBD requests concurrence on accepting the risk of not performing fitchecks on the following:

  • Open on-orbit to on-orbit fitchecks (total of 18). These are fitchecks of tools on this mission that will be staying on-orbit to tools that are already on-orbit.

  • Open mission-specific to on-orbit fitchecks (total of 25). These are fitchecks between tools that are on orbit to tools that are going up and coming back down on STS-108/UF1. These fitchecks are all considered low risk.

Decision: Route for technical concurrence.

10. H-0925R4 — Update STS-109/HST-03B Tools ESEL — XA/Barbara Counts

Revision 4 to the STS-109/HST-03B Tools ESEL contains required additions, deletions and updates to accurately reflect hardware manifesting and stowage prior to CCCR.

Decision: Route for technical concurrence.

11. H-0696R2 — Reconfiguration of Bilateral Retractable Equipment Tethers — XA/Barbara Counts

This CCBD requests reconfiguring 4 flight retractable equipment tethers, P/N SEG33106164-381/-383/-385 to the small/small crew hook configuration P/N SEG33106164-363.

DX3/D. Weigel has requested a fifth configuration -363 with pip pin. A CR will be written and forwarded to the 11/7/01 EEB and a decision made between H-0696R2 and the new CR.

Decision: Forward to 11/7/01 EEB.

12. H-0738R3 — Update ELD Standard Tools ESEL for SSP Core — XA/Barbara Counts

Revision 3 to the ELD Standard Tools ESEL for SSP Core deletes the PFR sill stack as a standard item, adds the EMU cuff checklist band and PCMCIA exercise cards, and incorporates the latest slidewire, winch and EHIP configurations.

Decision: Route for technical concurrence.

  1. H-0924R6 — Update STS-108/UF1 Tools ESEL — XA/Aaron Mears

Revision 6 to the STS-108/UF1 Tools ESEL changes the configuration of EHIP batteries from -302 to -303 and updates serial numbers. It also revises the USA action from R5 to update the current delivery plan of the SAFER onboard trainer.

Decision: Route for technical concurrence.

14. H-1085 — Assess Stowing USA SAFER Hardware in STS-111/UF-2 MPLM — OC/Michael Rodriggs

This CCBD requests an assessment for stowing the USA SAFER hardware in the STS-111/UF-2 MPLM. The hardware will need to be delivered flight ready to KSC by 2/12/02 for Bench Review. The SAFER is scheduled to be launched in resupply stowage rack (RSR) SE157 and return in TBD. The SAFER is subject to the launch/landing load for its specific stowage location. The actual flight loads will be available from the verification loads analysis (VLA) cycle 2 on 3/20/02. An assessment will be made at that time to determine if the loads are acceptable for the SAFER and, if the launch loads are not, the SAFER will be moved to an acceptable RSR locker.

Decision: Route for technical concurrence.

No further items were brought forward, and the EVA Tools and Crew Aids Panel adjourned.

Submitted by: Approved by:

(Original signed by) (Original signed by)

________________________________ ________________________________

Harriett A. Attaway D. G. LeStourgeonD. G. LeStourgeon

Secretary, EVA Tools & Crew Aids Panel Chairman, Acting EVA Tools & Crew Aids Panel

Note: CARD changes are normally routed for concurrence after the Panel adjourns. Initiators are requested to be present or have representation for discussion of the change.


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