Status Report

ISS On-Orbit Status 4 Aug 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
August 4, 2002
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All ISS systems continue to function nominally, except as noted

Second weekend rest day, but not quite·

At 5:40-6:00am EDT, on MCC-M go-ahead, CDR Valery Korzun was
scheduled to do another repress of the ISS cabins with fresh oxygen
(O2) from the Progress-246 O2 tank system (SRPK).

Following a lengthy list of IFM (in-flight maintenance) instructions
from MCC-H, the crew did a great repair job today on the TVIS
(treadmill with vibration isolation and stabilization) chassis.
 Supported by a team of TVIS experts on the ground, they
successfully removed the damaged truss roller axle and applied an
epoxy to loosened set screws to prevent them from backing out.
 [This temporary IFM was one more step toward getting the
TVIS back up and running.  Meanwhile, the TVIS team continues to
work very hard to finish another procedure to build a support brace.
 This coming week, the TVIS team meets to discuss the latest
analysis, which may allow the crew to use the TVIS with certain
constraints (loading or speed restriction).]

Huntsville POC (Payload Operations Center) has added two
activities for the ZCG (Zeolite crystal growth) experiment to the
"job jar" tasklist, viz., ZCG unload and restow of
autoclaves (i.e., removing and bagging all autoclaves), and ZCG
autoclave stowage in ARCTIC freezer (i.e., storing seven of the
autoclaves in ARCTIC2, namely numbers 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 16, and 19,
with three stowed on the top of the ARCTIC2 payload tray and four
below it).

Routine daily servicing tasks were performed by CDR Korzun
(inspection of BRPK-2 water condensate separator, calldown of SP
toilet flush counter and SVO water supply data), FE-1 Peggy Whitson
(off-day payload status checkup), and FE-2 Sergei Treschev (SOSh life
support systems maintenance).

All crewmembers had their weekly PFCs (private family conferences),
via S-band/audio.

All crewmembers performed their daily physical exercise program.

Ahead for ISS-5 crew:  Week 9, featuring increasing focus
on preparations for the first EVA for ISS-5 on 8/16, the seventh
Orlan-EVA from the DC-1 "Pirs" docking module.  Its
purpose: transfer and installation of DPP orbital debris shielding
panels (bundle #1) on SM, changeout of KROMKA payload, and inspection
of SM Assembly Compartment (AO) shell surface.

SpaceRef staff editor.