- Status Report
- Feb 3, 2023
MRPO Daily Status Report 1-8-03
GMT Date: 008
Calendar Date: 01/08/03
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
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 last Friday and the
payload is continuing to operate nominally. ZCG operations are scheduled
to continue until 1/18.
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. The flight crew
is beginning preparations for the EVA next 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