- Press Release
- August 12, 2022
MRPO Daily Status Report 11-15-02
GMT Date: 319
Calendar Date: 11/15/02
The launch of STS-113/11A continues to be tentatively planned for November
18 at approximately 9:15 p.m. CST. Launch readiness assessment activities
in the Shuttle payload bay are continuing.
Payloads to be launched on STS-113/11A:
CSLM-2, STES-10, ZCG Autoclaves & Hard drives, InSpace Coil Assemblies
Payloads to be returned on STS-113:
CGBA, PGBA, STES-7, ZCG Autoclaves & Hard drives
Payloads currently on-board ISS:
BSTC, CGBA, InSPACE, MAMS, MSG (facility), PFMI, PGBA, SAMS, STES-7, SUBSA
MRPO payloads CGBA, MAMS, PGBA, SAMS and STES-7 continue nominal, basically
unattended, operations. BSTC, InSpace, MSG, PFMI, SUBSA and ZCG are currently
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.
CGBA health and status data is nominal. CGBA is to be returned on STS-113.
MAMS is operating nominally in the quasi-steady mode. HiRAP is currently
turned-off. MAMS data is available on the acceleration measurement web
page. MAMS power was turned off yesterday to allow the crew to clean the
payload filter. Following completion of the procedure, power was successfully
PGBA health and status data is nominal. Downlink of video from the PGBA
internal cameras has not been successful. PGBA is to be returned on STS-113.
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. SAMS power was turned off yesterday
to allow the crew to clean the payload filters. Following completion of
the procedure, power was successfully restored.
STES-7 health and status data is nominal. All growth chambers are activated.
All growth chambers are to be deactivated after the launch of STS-113/11A
but before docking. STES-7 is to be returned on STS-113.
ZCG operations have been completed. The processed autoclaves have been
removed and stowed in preparation for return on STS-113.
Week 23 (11/10-11/16) – The crew is continuing prepack activities
and practicing remote arm procedures to be used during STS-113/ISS Joint
Operations. The crew sleep cycle has been shifted ten hours earlier than
normal in preparation for the planned arrival of the Increment 6 crew.
This Saturday and Sunday will be crew off-duty days. All activities planned
for MRPO payloads this week have been accomplished.
Week 24 (11/17-11/24) – Preliminary planning for this week is being based
on a one week slip of the STS-113/11A launch to November 18. Approximately
4 hours of crew time is expected to be available for NASA payload operations.
STES-7 will be deactivated the day before STS-113/11A docks. Two EVAs
and a reboost of the ISS to a higher orbit will occur during this week.
M. Vlasse, PhD, DSc
MRPO Increment Scientist
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
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
InSPACE– Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates
ISS – International Space Station
MAMS — Microgravity Acceleration Measurement System
MSG – Microgravity Science Glovebox
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