- Status Report
- Feb 3, 2023
MRPO Daily Status Report 1-6-03
GMT Date: 006
Calendar Date: 01/06/03
Payloads currently on-board ISS:
BSTC, CGBA, CSLM-2, InSPACE, MAMS, MSG (facility), PFMI, SAMS, STES-10,
SUBSA and ZCG.
MRPO payloads MAMS, SAMS, STES-10 and ZCG continue nominal, basically
unattended, operations. BSTC, CGBA, CSLM-2, InSpace, PFMI, and SUBSA are
inactive. MSG is inactive/failed, awaiting replacement parts. The first
opportunity for replacements parts to be launched to the ISS will be on
Progress 10, tentatively scheduled for February 2nd. Plans are being developed
to maximize payload operations after MSG operational capability is restored.
EXPRESS RACKS 1, 2 and 4 (ER1, ER2 & ER4) are powered and supporting
payload operations. ER3 and ER5 are available to support payload operations
but are currently inactive.
MAMS is operating nominally in the quasi-steady mode. HiRAP is currently
inactive. MAMS data is available on the acceleration measurement web page
The planned placement of a SAMS sensor on CEVIS and recording data during
crew exercise occurred today. The SAMS sensor was returned to its normal
position in ER1 and all SAMS sensors in EXPRESS Racks are operating nominally.
The SAMS sensor in the MSG is currently turned-off. SAMS data is also
being posted to the acceleration measurement web page.
STES-10 health and status data is nominal. STES-10 is configured with
diffusion-controlled chambers which require no crew operation activities.
The second period of ZCG furnace operations began Friday and is continuing
to operate nominally. ARIS was in the active control mode during the first
twenty hours to minimize any disturbances to the payload.
Week 6 (1/06 – 1/12) –Planning for this week was based on
approximately 12 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations.
ZCG furnace operations will continue during this week.
Week 7 (1/13-1/19) – Preliminary planning for this week is being based
on approximately 7 hours of crew time availability for NASA payload operations.
An EVA planned for 1/15 will be the prime activity during this week. Pre
and post EVA activities will require considerable crew time. The EVA will
be performed by the two American astronauts and will accomplish a number
of tasks to prepare for future ISS integration activities. ZCG furnace
operations will continue until 1/18.
M. Vlasse, PhD, DSc
MRPO Increment Scientist
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