Status Report

ISS On-orbit Status 6 Jan 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
January 6, 2003
Filed under , ,
ISS On-orbit Status 6 Jan 2003

All ISS systems continue to function nominally, except as noted previously or below.  Week 6 for Expedition 6.

FE-2/SO Don Pettit installed an IWIS (internal wireless instrumentation system) accelerometer system on the CEVIS cycle ergometer, followed by installation of SAMS (space accelerations measurement system) sensors, while CDR Ken Bowersox was busy activating the IWIS sensor system. Later, when Bowersox worked out on the CEVIS, ISS structural dynamics data were collected with IWIS, SAMS and the SDMS (structural dynamics measurement system) out on the trusses.  Afterwards, Don removed the IWIS and SAMS equipment from CEVIS again, and the IWIS data were transferred to HDD (hard disk drive) memory card.

FE-1 Nikolai Budarin completed the daily checkup of the BIO-5 Rasteniya-2/Lada-2 (“Plants-2”) payload which experiments with plant growth and development under spaceflight conditions.

Budarin also continued the Russian medical hardware inventory, including checkout of medical kits and their contents included in a new list compiled from IMS (inventory management system) data and uplinked by MCC-M.  His audit file was downlinked to MCC-M for updating of the IMS database.

The two flight engineers conducted a training session with ground experts on the Russian MBI-8 “Profilaktika” (Countermeasures) program, with the objective being to refresh their memory on ÒÅÅÌ-100Ì gas analyzer operations, Cardiocassette-2000 device, Accusport, and removal of gas analyzer data from ISS-4 and ISS-5 from Laptop 3.  [MBI-8 involves graded running on the treadmill, to investigate the mechanisms and efficiency of countermeasures for preventing muscular-skeletal degradation of humans in microgravity.  Using aerobic and anaerobic exercise equipment, body parameters are measured periodically with the TEEM-100M breathing air analyzer, the Accusport analyzer and Gamma-1M electrocardiograph equipment, with the data stored on laptop. Profilaktika investigations are scheduled for the CDR for a total of 10 hours and for FE-2 for 3 hours, in two sessions.]

CDR Bowersox set up the video hardware for recording imagery of his and Don Pettit’s subsequent PFE (periodic fitness evaluation) operations.  The video equipment was then stowed again.

Pettit also took the daily ACS (atmosphere control and supply) system CO2 (carbon dioxide) readout as part of the current measurement program to help resolve discrepancies between ppCO2 (carbon dioxide partial pressure) readings by the SM gas analyzer and U.S. MCA (major constituents analyzer).

Bowersox set up the FOOT (foot/ground reaction forces during space flight) equipment and prepared the hardware for the pre-run EMG (electromyographic) calibration planned for tomorrow (1/7).

The daily routine maintenance tasks were performed by Nikolai (SOSh life support systems servicing; IMS delta file preparation for downlink), and Sox (Lab payloads status checkup).

Budarin worked on the BRPK-1 condensate separation and pumping unit and completed the removal and replacement of its separator unit, a 30-min. task.

US and Russian program managers have agreed to proceed with the stage EVA on 1/15 with Bowersox and Pettit as EV crewmembers.

SpaceRef staff editor.