STS-118 Flight Plan Walkthrough
Source: NASA

The following day by day timeline summary is outlined for an 11 day mission, as published in the Flight Plan, and a 14 day mission. Flight Plan Design:

  • Due to the possibility that STS-118/13A.1 could be an 11 or 14 day mission (depending on SSPTS power availability), best effort was made to co-align mission objectives, activity scheduling, and crew sleep cycles through at least Flight Day (FD) 8. Publication of an 11 day mission timeline, despite expected SSPTS success, was decided for two reasons: 1. the official mission duration designation is 11+3+2, and 2. it offers the most constraining view of what it takes to get the major objectives accomplished.

  • The 11 day timeline was built in such a way that the easiest path will be taken in real-time replanning once mission duration is defined. Most activities and requirements are included in the timeline as if duration was 14 days, unless the more timeline constraining version of an activity or group of activities (such as water ops planning) is due to the nature of the 11 day mission (i.e. SSPTS not functional). Thus, depending on 11 or 14 day durations, most daily replanning will be in the form of activity deletions or minor changes.

  • Note, a successful launch attempt on the first two flight days will result in a 12 day mission even if SSPTS does not become operational. There is also possibility of a 13 day duration. Flight Rule C2-24 provides a guideline of major mission events for durations 11 thru 14. The 12 day mission likely adds a full Transfer day. Thirteen day mission likely includes an EVA 4 day. General Items:

  • ISS activities completed prior to Shuttle docking:

    * SSRMS Pre-launch checkout at L-48 hours. Mobile Transporter (MT) is at worksite (WS#1) with SSRMS on MBS, PDGF 1.

    * ISS SAFER checkouts are completed.

    * ISS EMU Checkout is complete.

    * MTL & LTL ITCS sample is complete.

  • Exercise Constraints: Shuttle Ergometer and ISS IRED Exercise are not allowedwhenever there is mechanism motion (P6 photovoltaic radiator (PVR) retraction) or any timeboth SRMS and SSRMS are grappled to something (i.e., S5, ESP3 or OBSS). The flightspecific Flight Rule for Loads Constraints (i.e. Exercise) has not be finalized at time of thispublication; therefore some of the constraints information provided for each flight day may ormay not be accurate. A conservative approach was taken to scheduling crew Exerciseduring anticipated constraining periods.

  • SSPTS: (Station-Shuttle Power Transfer System): This is the first flight where Shuttle willreceive power from the ISS thus providing the ability for longer mission duration. Fourpower channels are available; however, it is expected that no more than two channels willbe used at any time during this flight. SSPTS will be activated on the evening of FD03 afterdocking and will remain powered until just before undocking, with the exception of onepowerdown period required when SARJ needs to be locked for S5 install on EVA 1 (FD04). All SSPTS Orbiter Power Control Unit (OPCU) act & deact actions are included in the 11day plan and will be deleted if non-functional.

  • Transfer: 108 hrs are required, 78 from the Spacehab, 30 from the Middeck (mddk)* Cargo is transferred from Spacehab forward & aft bulkheads, the Maximum EnvelopeStowage System (MESS) rack and the double stowage rack to the ISS. Items broughtfrom the ISS are stowed in Spacehab or the Middeck.

    * Transfer is not timelined during SSRMS operations due to spatial constraints at therobotics work station (RWS) in the ISS Lab. On EVA 1, 2 & 3, minimal Transfer isscheduled prior to EVA. In the 14 day mission, there are no SSRMS ops during EVA 4,so Transfer is permitted. * Transfer is not scheduled without a loadmaster, except in special cases where the loadmaster has been scheduled lead time at the beginning of a short transfer period.

    * No more than 5 crew are allowed to be timelined for Transfer at a given time due to overcrowding.

    * Transfer Updates are scheduled every morning beginning on FD03 for 15 minutes (except FD03 - 30 min). Transfer Tagups occur between MS4 and another loadmaster.Transfer Briefings are conducted with crew and MCC, therefore comm must beavailable.

  • Spacehab (SHAB): SHAB is activated on FD01 and is closed out for entry on EOM-1 (crew preference). There are no plans to re-open Spacehab for wave-off days. MS4 is responsible for all SHAB activities including Act, Deact and daily configs during her post/presleep periods. A SHAB fan bypass duct check is performed anytime generic Orbiter filter cleaning is scheduled to ensure SHAB is getting proper airflow from the middeck. A flex duct debris screen check is performed once mid-flight.

  • EVAs: Three EVAs are planned in the 11 day mission; 4 if 14 days. All are planned using the ISS Airlock and Campout Prebreathe protocol. There are 3 EVA crewmembers: MS2, MS3, and ISS FE-2. MS2 & MS3 perform EVA 1 and 2; MS2 & FE-2 perform EVA 3. MS3 and FE-2 perform EVA 4.

  • Robotics:

    * The SRMS is left powered from FD01 until after EVA 3 on FD08. It is powered up again prior to Late Inspection on Undocking day (FD010 or FD013).

    * SSRMS is used from FD03 until completion of EVA 3 on FD08. It is planned to leave the SSRMS at its final MT position (WS#4) during EVA 3 with the wrist reconfigured for undock at the end of its last EVA 3 support task (CETA cart relocation).

    * Manipulator Control Interface Unit (MCIU) filter screen checks are scheduled daily, except on days when standard Filter Check is scheduled.

  • MT/MBS/SSRMS Summary:

    * SSRMS supports S5 install from WS#1, MBS PDGF1.

    * SSRMS supports OBSS hand-off for Focused Inspection from WS#4, MBS PDGF1.

    * SSRMS supports EVA-2 (CMG R&R) from the Lab PDGF following a walk-off from the MT at WS#4. MT will translate unloaded to WS#7 to be pre-positioned for ESP-3 install. SSRMS walks-off to WS#7, MBS PDGF2 following EVA-2.

    * After ESP-3 install completion, MT with SSRMS translates to WS#4 to support EVA 3. This is the final location for the flight as SSRMS support is not required for EVA 4.

  • General EECOM Notes:

    * The EECOM water plan is in flux and may vary from what is scheduled in this Flight Plan and documented in this Flight Plan walkthrough. The information provided is the plan at Flight Plan Final publication.

    * Ten CWC fills and 7 PWR fills are timelined in the 11 day mission. Two of the timelined PWR fills are for the ISS Oxygen Generating System (OGS), 5 are for EVAs. CWC fills and PWR fills cannot occur at the same time since EECOM would not be able to tell how much water is in each. PWR fills cannot occur during supply nozzle dumps.

    * The EECOM water plan for the mission is dependent on the operation of SSPTS. When SSPTS is operating, Orbiter fuel cells produce less water and therefore supply dumping is minimal and the FES can be deactivated for most of the docked timeframe. The Flight Plan assumes water production based on SSPTS not operating and therefore there are several FES dumps and Simo dumps (vs just waste dumps) timelined.

    * Water dumps (whether Simo or Waste only) are scheduled on the same flight days for 11 & 14 day missions:

    * 11 day: FD03 (pre-dock), FD07 (docked), FD011 (EOM-1).

    * 14 day: FD03 (pre-dock), FD07 (docked), FD011 (docked), FD014 (EOM-1).

    * All the dump periods, except for FD03, include two Condensate dumps. PWRs are also dumped (emptied out) during the mated dumps for prior to refilling.

    * Humidity Separator (Hum Sep) checks are performed in Presleep on FD01 and on any day when a condensate bag is set up to ensure the water is going into the bag and not into the Lower Electronic Box (LEB).

  • PMCs: Generally, these are scheduled in Presleep and performed via A/G. One Presleep PMC is scheduled via OCA to ensure Netmeeting operation prior to PFCs on FD09. PMCs for the EV crew on the morning of EVAs are conducted via ISS S/G while in the crew lock in the 40 minute period prior to the Hygiene Break.

  • PAO Events: Mostly planned for the US Lab while docked. If Shuttle KU is not available, ISS Ku may be used. Educator Astronaut MS4 participates in all but one PAO event. There are three Educator specific PAO events in the 14 day mission; one in an 11 day. Additionally, there are two occasions scheduled for a short PAO crew choice event if crew time and Ku comm is available (late FD02 and FD05, if no Focused Inspection).

  • PGSC Daily: PGSCs except for WLES and WorldMap are rebooted daily (EZ block).

  • DCS: All digital camera systems (DCS) activities are performed by the ISS crew.

  • Secondary payloads:

    * MERLIN launches powered and returns unpowered. It requires twice daily status checks from FD01 until the facility is shutdown (MERLIN WARM SHUTDOWN) following completion of the 15 hr SPEGIS incubation period. The crew checks the hardware functions and operational temperature. Desired separation of the two status checks each day is between 8 - 12 hours. MERLIN/SPEGIS Setup occurs on FD04. SPEGIS incubation must be initiated by FD07 or there will be loss of science.

    * CCM-A is activated on FD01 and deactivated on entry day. It requires twice daily status checks; one as close to Post Sleep as possible and the other as close to Presleep as possible. The crew records rail temperatures and notifies MCC.

    * CBTM requires a daily status check at the same time each day +/- 2 hrs. The checks include crew observation logs and AEM hardware status. It is very important the daily checks occur within the same window timeframe to avoid disturbing the experiment light cycle. CBTM requires still photos and three videotape sessions (FD02, 5 or 6).

    * PMDIS is an ISS payload and will be setup sometime after hatch opening. Each PMDIS session performed by two Shuttle crewmembers needs to be completed by Launch + 96 hrs (MET 4/00:00). Once the tests are complete, PMDIS equipment will be stowed by the ISS crew.

  • On-orbit SDBIs, DTOs, SDTOs:

    * SDBIs 1634 (Sleep Short) and 1493 (Latent Virus) are usually scheduled daily for assigned crewmembers, except where impacting specific crew on a critical work day or if SCSC violations would result. SDBI 1490B (PMZ) is only performed if promethazine is taken by a participating crewmember on FD01. SDBI 1503S (Midodrine) is only performed during Shuttle entry.

    * 1490B: Actiwatch and sleep log (MS1, MS3).

    * 1493: Daily saliva collections and log at crew wake up. (MS1, MS3, MS4).

    * 1634: Actiwatch worn throughout mission, daily sleep log. (CDR,PLT, MS1,MS2,MS3).

    * 1503S: During entry (MS3).

    * DTO 853 Carbon Dioxide Monitor (CDM) is operated over five Sleep periods during the mission, preferably when all Shuttle crew available (that is, no crew in ISS airlock campout). It is activated just prior to sleep and deactivated immediately upon wake-up so that there is least disturbance to the air mixing at the five middeck measurement locations. After each datatake, a battery changeout is performed and the monitoring device is relocated to a different spot in the middeck.

    * SDTO 13005-U is desired during docking, S5 installation, reboost and undocking. The Internal Wireless System (IWIS) is only required for docking and reboost. However, there is no reboost planned due to limited prop margins. S5 install and undocking measurements will use other equipment.

  • ISS R & Rs:

    * Docked Audio Interface Unit (DAIU): troubleshooting and possible R&R of failed unit occurs while docked to confirm operational. Not currently planned for 11 day mission.

    * Lab Window Scratch Pane R&R: performed to improve science imagery and return old pane in the Spacehab. Currently timelined in 11 day mission.

    * CEVIS R & R: Replace the current CEVIS which has an anomolous power supply and return. Not currently planned for 11 day mission.

    * TVIS Skirt R & R: Performed by ISS crew in the 11 day mission.

    FD01 – Launch & Setup

  • Following Post Insertion (PI) the standard FD01 activities are scheduled: NC1 OMS burn, Aft Controller checkout, Elevon Park, RMS On-orbit init, GIRA Install, APU Reconfig, Group B powerdown, Load DAPS, OCAC setup, Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC) power on and Shuttle Emergency Eyewash (SEE) setup.

    * NC1 is designated as a critical burn and G2 Set is left in expansion in the PI checklist. Following the burn the G2 Set contraction will be performed.

    * SEE Setup must occur after the GIRA Install.

  • Spacehab (SHAB): In PI, PL Bus activations are performed to keep the module thermally safe. Following PI, MS4 and MS5 will complete the SHAB system activation, set up booster fan bypass, open the hatch. Two crewmembers may be sleeping in the SHAB.

  • PGSCs: Part I of PGSC setup is completed, which includes running the late update disk on the absolute minimum config of the OCA Router, KFX, and WLES PGSCs. The wireless Access point and color printer are also required as part of the FD01 setup. Two crewmembers are scheduled to perform PGSC LAN setup, so the entire network could feasibly be set up on FD01.

  • Ascent Imagery: ET handheld photos and ET umbilical well photos will be downloaded to a PGSC for OCA downlink. ET Video downlink will be performed.

  • RMS: MS1 and MS2 will perform the RMS Powerup and RMS C/O in preparation for the survey on FD02. The RMS is placed in pre-cradle for overnight (not powered down).

  • Photo/TV: P/TV01 Setup is scheduled on FD01 with additional time the morning of FD02 to complete Setup if needed. P/TV01 is the general setup of camera equipment for the mission. The first few steps of the setup procedure are required prior to playing back the ET video. Steps 1 - 9 are the minimum requirement for FD02 OBSS TPS inspection.

  • SSV Setup: Not scheduled separately this flight as it is step 6 of P/TV01 Setup.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * MERLIN daily status check.

    * CCM-A activation scheduled no later than Launch + 3 hours. Includes pushing a button on the front panel and taking a photo of the front panel. The short photo procedure is P/TV12 Middeck Payloads, which is scheduled in the EZ block.

    * CBTM Mufflers are installed on the locker face of each AEM to minimize noise levels in cabin during the mission. This is followed by the first daily status check.

  • CSA-CP: A new type of alkaline battery is being used for CSA-CP, replacing the lithium ones which off-gas and can contaminate the combustion sensors. The alkaline battery has limited life and it is required to do a battery changeout on FD01, scheduled as an EZ activity. CSA-CP is then checked out and calibrated.

  • SDBIs:

    * 1490B, 1634 - Crew participants don Actiwatch activity monitors and wear them throughout the mission. EV (MS2, MS3) crew will remove the watch prior to EVAs. If PMZ required, participating crew (MS1, MS3) will begin following the protocol.

    * 1493 - Latent virus kit is unstowed and placed near sleep area.

    FD02 - Surveys, EVA & RNDZ Prep

  • RNDZ Burns: NC-2 and NC-3 rendezvous burns are planned to allow adequate time for RMS surveys using OBSS. NPC is not scheduled since it will likely be combined with one of the other two burns this day.

  • PGSC S/U & P/TV01 Setups: Time is allotted for completion of these setups initiated on FD01. They will be deleted if already complete.

  • Surveys: OBSS Starboard Wing, Nose cap and Port wing surveys & OMS Pod Survey.

    * The survey procedures use a smaller amount of time required to perform each scan, scan a larger area, and incorporate the use of IDC while LDRI scans are occurring, thus reducing the likelihood of needing Focused Inspection during the mission (the IDC image is already available if LDRI indicates a suspect area). For this mission, on FD02, the starboard wing is scheduled for 1:45 minutes, the nose cap for 1:00, and the port wing for 2:00. Additionally, the starboard survey incorporates the Flat Field calibration. The two wing surveys cover most of the areas of the crew cabin, so the RMS survey after OBSS berth is no longer required. Those areas of the crew cabin not surveyed will be photographed during the RPM maneuver during rendezvous. As a result of the reduction in time to complete all the FD02 surveys, only three crewmembers are scheduled, vice the four seen on some of the previous missions.

    * Scans of the entire starboard wing are not easily performed, or are impossible to perform while docked and so are scheduled first. Three crewmembers are required continuously during the survey with two performing OBSS/RMS ops and one monitoring the LDRI/IDC and situational awareness cameras. Only two crewmembers are required during unberthing and berthing (non-laser ops). The survey is scheduled to continue through the night passes, but the crew may elect to pause if the night time visuals are not sufficient.

    * The LDRI survey attitude requires no sun within +/-10 degree field of view (FOV) of the laser bore sight. No sun can be directly behind the instrument, either, within a 20 degree half-cone of the bore sight. And just when you thought things couldn’t be more complicated, it is highly desired to keep the sun at a 90 degree half cone from the bore sight of the LDRI FOV such that it is always behind the instrument, but not directly behind!

    * The IDC instrument requires no sun within a 90 degree half cone of the FOV. As a result of the large sun "keep-out zone," the nose cap cannot be completed without changing the Orbiter attitude. This is not desirable. Any infringement of the sun within the 90 degree half cone will result in the IDC instrument being powered off during those times. Informing the crew of when to power off IDC will be taken care of in the PDRS procedures. The IDC line-of-sight is calibrated to align with the LDRI line-of-sight during scans.

    * Real-time Ku is desired (not required) during the LDRI 3D calibration in OBSS Unberth. Each surface scan requires as much real-time Ku as possible to downlink DTV. Inertial attitudes are scheduled to maximize Ku and to optimize LDRI lighting. Specifically, the wing attitudes put the sun on the wing in the X-Y plane approximately 60 degrees from the nose and the nose cap attitude puts the sun on the nose pitched down 30 degrees to avoid sun in the crew’s eyes. All maneuvers are scheduled to occur during RMS/OBSS repositioning. If maneuvers are required during the survey, the scanning will be paused. VERN/ALT attitude hold is acceptable for LDRI. DAP A14 is loaded per the Unberth procedure and is used for the survey. Nose jets are disabled during the nose cap survey and ALT/tail only is selected per the procedure.

    * Replay of survey data not obtained real-time is scheduled prior to sleep. INCO will provide LOS times in order to help the crew cue the tapes. A dedicated comm maneuver is scheduled to provide sufficient Ku downlink time. Note that TDRS Z does not have the capability for DTV and cannot be used to downlink surveys.

    * LCS will be used as a backup to LDRI (sensor package on end of OBSS). LCS has no lighting constraints and requires OCA downlink of data instead of video downlink. LCS requires masking from Ku radiation during surveys due to data degradation. LCS also requires certain S-band antennas be inhibited during data takes but this is handled by the procedure.

    * RMS is pre-cradled following survey completion in the OBSS Berth procedure.

    * P/TV08 is set up for handheld photo OMS Pod survey, which must occur in daylight.

  • EVA Preps: EMUs (two) are checked out and prepared for transfer. EVA Tools are prepared for transfer. EMU Disposable In-suit Drink Bags (DIDBs) are filled. Galley Overnight Config is performed prior to the drink bags fills to add iodine to the water for long term preservation. The bags are then gathered in the EMU transfer prep.

  • Rendezvous Prep activities: Centerline Camera install and ODS Ring Extension cannot occur during OBSS surveys due to a camera view constraint onboard and thus are scheduled after OBSS Berth is completed. The C/L Camera install must occur before ODS Ring Extension. These activities are scheduled after the completion of the surveys. Hand Held Lidar (HHL) and Rendezvous Tools are checked out. RNDZ Tools C/O cannot occur during the surveys due to PGSC conflict.

  • Transfer: Loadmasters perform as much Transfer Prep as possible on FD02

  • CWC Setup: Hardware is set up to be able to fill CWCs. The first fill occurs right after setup. A cue card listing the requirements for each bag will be uplinked FD02 and posted near the galley. This reduces the amount of fill information required on the Flight Plan Detail Pages, as well as eliminates the need for a water message in each Execute Package. However, it is likely that the an updated cue card will be uplinked later in the mission once SSPTS is declared operational. When SSPTS is operating, there will be less water generation by the fuel cells so the water plan for the docked mission will be somewhat altered.

  • Generic activities: CRYO O2 Sensor Ck, Water Spray Boiler (WSB) Controller Swap, FC Manual Purge, FC Monitoring, Cabin Temp Controller Reconfig, Ergometer setup and Filter Cleaning are performed.

  • Maneuver: Prior to crew sleep, the CDR will future load the maneuver for the FD03 waste water dump. The maneuver starts at or just after crew wakeup on FD03.

  • Secondary Payloads/DTOs/SDBIs:

    * MERLIN & CCM-A status checks (twice at both ends of the day).

    * CBTM Daily status check and CBTM Photo (to capture location and environment of units for historical documentation.)

    * First saliva and log for participating crewmembers (SDBIs).

    * CDM (DTO 853) is setup for the first time anytime prior to sleep, but activation must be done just prior to sleep.

  • ESP-3 Heater Activation: At L+ 24 hrs, APCU-1 activation is performed to initiate heaters to the External Stowage Platform (ESP-3). CMG-3, which rides on the ESP-3, requires the heater for thermal keep alive. The heaters will remain on until EVA-2 just prior to disconnecting the physical power cables to the heater so that the CMG-3 can be moved to ISS. Thermal analysis has shown that the heater power is not required until L+24 and therefore is not scheduled earlier in order to conserve cryo.

  • O2 Repress: Performed between mid-day and crew sleep since the Pressure Control System (PCS) was not activated on FD01. Pressure bleeds down (via cew O2 consumption) to meet the ISS desired pressure for hatch opening. The reduced pressure is also required to support 4 ISS based EVAs. The ppO2 needs to be maintained within Shuttle operational limit; the O2 Repress ensures these limits will not be violated.

  • Payload bay floodlight constraint: occurs with S5 truss in the bay when the Orbiter is in a solar inertial attitude. This occurs during the Comm attitude for LDRI playback. A 30 minute Off period must follow any 60 minute On period for the mid and aft lights.

    FD03 – Docking and S5 Handoff

  • CDM: The CDM will be powered off immediately after wakeup, with the battery changeout and device relocation occurring later in the day.

  • RNDZ: The Shuttle will rendezvous with the ISS. When the Shuttle is on the RBAR at 600 feet from ISS, it will perform the RBAR Pitch Maneuver (RPM) to allow the ISS crewmembers to photograph the belly of the Shuttle for tile damage. The pictures are downlinked via ISS OCA with 800mm images having higher priority than the 400mm images.

  • Spacehab: The Spacehab module hatch is closed out for docking (SHAB PREP for DOCK). This must not occur prior to MS4’s Transfer Update block because she wouldn’t be able to use SHAB to update her transfer lists. After docking SHAB hatches are reopened.

  • Transfer: Limited Transfer time is available on FD03. In addition to generic Transfer, the crew transfers to the ISS: two EMUs, EVA Tools, SODF, two CWCs and CGBA5. Along with the SODF, MS5 will transfer Joint Expedited Egress (JEE) cue cards and deploy them at the airlock and lab fwd hatch.

  • RPM Image Card Transfer to STS: If ISS OCA is not powered up by hatch opening between the two vehicles or ISS Ku not expected to be available for a long time AND if Shuttle is expected to have Ku, a real time call will be made to transfer the RPM image card over to the KFX machine on Shuttle for downlink. It is highly desired to get the images down as soon as possible.

  • EECOM:

    * A Waste dump is scheduled to start soon after crew wakeup.

    * The CWC Condensate bag is installed prior to docking. To verify that the water from the Hum Seps are going into the Cond bag and not into the Lower Electronic Box (LEB), CDR will perform a hum sep check in Presleep.

    * CWC Fill #2 is performed.

    * The FES may or may not be deactivated soon after SSPTS is activated on FD03. The timeline includes FES-OFF on MCC Go post SSPTS activation.

  • PGSC:

    * Post docking, the PGSC network is reconfigured from the RNDZ configuration to an RMS configuration in preparation for S5 unberth and handoff. The STS PCS is also setup as desired by the crew.

  • EVA items:

    * Prior to docking, the EMUs are removed from the Orbiter airlock to facilitate ISS access after docking.

    * Post docking, crewmembers begin preparing for EVA 1. EMU suits, the filled drink EMU bags and EVA tools will be transferred from the Orbiter to the ISS airlock. The REBA will be installed into the EMUs and powered hardware checkout performed. The Equipment Lock is prepared. The procedure takes only 30 minutes since the drink bags were filled FD02. The crew will configure the EVA tools, which may continue while the EV crew is prebreathing on the masks. All crewmembers are timelined an hour for the EVA 1 procedure review.

    * The CDR and FE-2 configure the O2 system so that the Orbiter provides the oxygen for EMU prebreathe which conserves ISS resources.

    * MS2 and MS3 start EVA campout procedures at the end of the day. The EVA crewmembers cannot initiate repress until at least 8:40 has elapsed at 10.2 psi, which isn’t a problem with the nominal 8 hour sleep period.

  • Comm:

    * The OIU is activated during RNDZ and will remain on until post undock.

    * The hardline audio config is performed post docking. Significant ISS powerdowns are required prior to docking. The DAIU won’t be powered ON until post-docking, so the docked audio setup must wait until that is complete. In the event that the DAIU fails, as it has on previous missions, the STS-118 mission will use UHF comm just like those other flights. DAIU troubleshooting will be performed on FD011 if the mission duration is 14 days.

    * The SSV outrate is changed to 2 prior to docking and then changed to 3 post-docking.

  • Maneuvers:

    * Once docked, the Shuttle will maneuver the stack to the Biased -XLV -ZVV (TEA) attitude. ISS will take over attitude control and maintain it during most of the docked timeframe using Control Moment Gyros (CMGs).

    * Most of the attitude changes performed by the CMGs on ISS will require the CDR or PLT to update the attitude in Universal Pointing in the event that the Shuttle must take attitude control quickly.

    * The set contraction in Group B Powerdown cannot be scheduled after the Shuttle maneuver to TEA is complete. Previous flight analysis has shown that performing the set contraction in the middle of the post docking maneuver can significantly increase the chance of exceeding the max vern jet cycling limit.

  • Ingress: After docking, leak checks are performed on the PMA and ODS and the ODS is prepared for ingress including the removal of the centerline camera. P/TV04 will support hatch opening and ingress. A short welcome and then a safety briefing will be given to the to the Shuttle crewmembers.

  • Photo/TV: Post docking P/TV04 is set up for ISS ingress video and photos and P/TV06 is set up to supply video of S5 Unberth and Handoff. Post hatch opening P/TV05 Setup (ISS Internal Ops) is performed. BPSMU is configured for ISS comm between the ISS and Orbiter. Drag-through RWS cables will be connected to the quick disconnect (QD) box on the ISS. Depending on how the cable is setup at the RWS, the crew may have to connect an A31p video adapter to the video cable string so they can display the video on the A31p’s. The cables cannot be connected until the hatch is open. A video playback of docking is also scheduled.

  • Robotics:

    * While the hatches are still closed between the two vehicles post-docking, SRMS S5 operations will begin with grapple and unberth. The unberth cannot begin until ISS is in momentum management (MM) following the handover of attitude control from Shuttle to ISS and the desat request is verified inhibited (step 1 of unberth). This could take up to 30 minutes and therefore approximately 30 min is allotted in the timeline. Once in MM, PRLA release of S5 can be performed and unberth can commence. It is timelined that the unberth will be complete (SRMS in low hover) while the hatches are opened.

    * S5 robotics ops will be on hold until after the welcome ceremony, safety brief and camera setups for viewing are complete.

    * After the safety briefing, S5 ops will continue. PLT and FE-2 will mnvr the SSRMS to the pre-grapple position. MS1 and MS2 will mnvr the SRMS with S5 truss to the handoff position. SSRMS will grapple S5. Then SRMS will ungrapple S5 and mnvr to the S5 install viewing position for overnight. The SSRMS with S5 is parked at the handoff position overnight.

  • Exercise: Not allowed while both arms are grappled to the truss.

  • SSPTS: After docking CDR, performs a quick verification of the SSPTS X1 and X2 connector telemetry which will provide a minimal check of the ODS / APAS connectors before activating the ISS Remote Power Controllers (RPCs) for the Orbiter Power Converter Unit (OPCU). A few hours later, when ISS is expected to be back up to its nominal operating power config and the ground closes the ISS RPCs, on MCC go Shuttle crew will initiate ISS power transfer to Shuttle by activating OPCU 1 & 2 from panel A15. OPCUs require 120 V input power from the ISS RPCs. SSPTS function will be known by this time: however the ground will continue to monitor for a yet, undetermined amount of time (could be FD05) before a 14 day mission is declared.

  • IWIS: For SDTO 13005-U is set up by ISS crew for docking, then deactivated post docking

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * MERLIN and CCM-A twice daily status checks.

    * CBTM daily status check.

    FD04 – S5 Installation and EVA 1

  • EVA 1 Overview: S5 space truss installation onto the S4 truss, S5 PVRGF relocation, S5 prep get ahead tasks P6 forward radiator retract and cinch.

  • EVA Prep Activities, EVA prep/Campout protocol: 40 minutes following campout crew wakeup, the airlock is repressurized to 14.7 psi. The EVA crewmembers have 40 minutes while wearing their Quick-don masks for a hygiene break and to gather breakfast if it wasn’t brought into the airlock the prior evening (in which case they eat breakfast prior to the 14.7 repress). The EVA and suit IV crewmembers (two) ingress the ISS airlock before the hatch is closed. A 20 minute depress to 10.2 psi ensues. The EVA crew then doff the O2 masks and don the EMUs. The EMUs are purged with pure O2 and the airlock is repressed to 14.7 psi. The IV crewmembers exit. The EVA crewmembers (MS2 and MS3) then perform a 60- minute in-suit prebreathe followed by Crew Lock hatch closing, Crew Lock depress, and lastly Post Depressurization when the EVA crew disconnects from the Service and Cooling Umbilical (SCU) and the EVA Phase Elapsed Time (PET) clock begins. The depress pump depresses the crew lock down to 1.5 psi, but at 3 psi the Crew Lock valves are opened to vacuum. Once depress is complete, the EVA crew egress the crew lock into space and begin EVA setup. P/TV07 supports EVA activities.

    * The PMC for the EV crew is conducted via the ISS S/G while in the Crew Lock, during the 40 minutes before the hygiene break per crew request.

  • EVA 1 (EVA tasks and robotics):

    * MS2 is EV1, MS3 is EV2, MS1 is IV, PLT is M1, FE-2 is M2.

    * Prior to the EVA, SSRMS is located at WS#1 PDGF 1 with the S5 truss in the handoff position. The starboard solar arrays need to be parked during EVA 1 to provide SSRMS S5 access to S4, resulting in lower ISS power generation. MCC-H locks the S3/S4 SARJ at 180 deg, S4 1A BGA at 180 deg and S4 3A BGA at 270 deg. Due to the low power generation, if SSPTS is operational, it must be powered down for EVA 1. PLT powers off OPCUs 1,2 from Panel A15.

    * While the EV crew is in the crewlock depress and after MCC-H parks the arrays, the SSRMS maneuvers the S5 to the pre-installation position. After the EV crew egresses the crewlock and sets up, they translate (free float) over to S4 corners 2 and 3 for SSRMS GCA (guided controlled assist) to the S5 launch lock removal position.

    * S5 to S4 Launch Lock Removal - SSRMS is moved to the launch lock removal position (about 6 - 12 inches from S4) with EV crew guided assist. Each EV crew ingresses Articulating Portable Foot Restraints (APFRs) and removes launch locks using pistol grip tools (PGTs) from the four S5 corners which will attach to S4.

    * S5 Install - SSRMS maneuvers the S5 to a soft capture position with EV crew monitoring structural clearances. Once soft captured, EV crew drive the Rocketdyne Attachment System (RTAS) bolts to an initial torque at each corner. The SSRMS ungrapples S5. The crew then proceed to provide final bolt torque, install ground straps and remove soft capture pins first at corner 1 and 2 and then at corners 3 and 4. S5 installation is complete.

    * Photovoltaic Radiator Grapple Fixture (PVRGF) Relocation - The PVRGF provides grapple fixtures for the SRMS and SSRMS to use during the S5 hand-off. After S5 is installed, the PVRGF interferes with S4 3A BGA rotation and therefore the EV crew must relocate it to the keel position on S5. SSRMS provides viewing support.

    * S5 Getaheads - Since the crew is already at the S5 truss, if they are ahead of the timeline they can begin performing some Category 4 getaheads (tasks desired prior to mission 15A when the S6 truss is installed). They have until 04:10 PET at which point S5 Cleanup must commence. The getaheads include connecting S5 to S4 electrical connections (1:00), removing S5 to S6 launch locks (00:40), and opening the S5 RTAS capture latch assembly (CLA) (00:15) to allow future S6 capture.

    * S5 Cleanup - The crew takes photos, gathers up tools, trash bag with removed launch locks, and translates back to the airlock; on the way relocating the APFRs to CETA Carts 1 and 2 for EVA 3 use.

    * P6 FWD PVR Retract and Cinch - The task is performed in preparation for P6 relocation on STS-120/10A. Additionally, it must be performed prior to P6 SASA relocate on EVA 3 due to clearance issues. The crew leaves the airlock location and translates to the P6 forward PVR starboard nadir corners with EV1 forward on P6 and EV2 port. They translate around the PVR to ensure it is in a good config and clear of obstructions for retraction. On EV crew go, MCC-H performs the PVR retraction. After the PVR is retracted, the crew installs cinches and provides torquing.

    * EVA Cleanup/Ingress - The crew translates back to the airlock. If time is available they will take photos of MISSEs 3 & 4 to be downlinked via OCA to see if they are in a safe (non-toxic due to leaking) condition for return. IV performs WVS powerdown.

  • Exercise: Shuttle and ISS RED Exercise is not permitted during the various periods of APFR use and during PVR retraction.

  • Post EVA activities: When EVA cleanup is complete, the EV crew ingresses the ISS Crew Lock and performs Pre-repress (EV crew connects to SCU terminating the EVA), closes the EVA hatch, and represses the Crew Lock. Post EVA procedures include water recharge. METOX regen is not performed on this day due to power constraints (since the SARJ was locked for EVA 1). Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) recharge is initiated. This recharges helmet light, PGT and REBA batteries.

  • Robotics:

    * SSRMS supports the S5 installation and EVA as described above. Once no longer needed for PVRGF viewing support and the EV crew is clear, it is configured to a position to be ready for translation on the MT where it will ride to WS#4 in the evening in support of OBSS hand-off on FD05.

    * SRMS is only used for viewing support. After the EVA it is put in precradle for overnight.

  • SSPTS: If functioning, the OPCUs will be powered OFF prior to the start of EVA 1 and then powered back ON after EVA 1 is complete as explained in the EVA tasks section. The Ground will then perform an OPCU Checkout the next morning.

  • Transfer: Only minimal Transfer is scheduled on available crewmembers prior to SSRMS activities commence. Post EVA, two CWCs and the OGS PWR are transferred to ISS.

  • EECOM / ECLS:

    * CWC 3 & 4 are filled.

    * N2 transfer from Orbiter to replenish the ISS tanks is initiated by STS and ISS crew. 50 lbs are requested. Termination is timelined on FD08. Max rate is 3 lbs / hr, but 1 lb per hour is typically seen.

    * One PWR is filled and transferred to the ISS to be used for recharging the Oxygen Generating System (OGS) which occurs on FD06.

    * Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) is activated by ISS crew

  • Photo/TV:

    * An overnight External Survey is scheduled. Crew turns on PLB illuminators in pre sleep.

    * SHAB CC Setup (crew request). Crew sets up a camcorder in the SHAB to drag the video signal over to ISS. The video cable goes to the RWS in the Lab, but won’t interfere with SSRMS ops.

  • CDM: The 2nd of 5 data takes is started just prior to sleep with a CDM activation.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * MERLIN/SPEGIS -

    * MERLIN twice daily status checks.

    * MERLIN/SPEGIS Setup is scheduled mid-FD04. It cannot occur prior to FD04 in order to allow MELFI temperature to stabilize after docking. SPEGIS canisters are removed from MERLIN and then transferred to the MELFI on ISS. The MERLIN temperature is then ramped up from +4 deg C to +37.5 deg C for later incubation.

    * MERLIN Photo (P/TV12 Middeck Payloads) is required once concurrently with MERLIN/SPEGIS Setup. It can also be done during one of the SPEGIS sample insertion / removal activities on another day. View includes crew performing ops.

    * MERLIN Video (P/TV Middeck Payloads) is recorded of the payload and front panel for ground verification of on-orbit config. This can be done anytime during docked ops. Crew downlinks at their earliest convenience.

    * CBTM - Daily status check.

    * PMDIS - FE-2 performs hard drive install and hardware setup. MS5 performs data session.

    * CCM-A - twice daily status check.

    FD05 – Focused Inspection (FI) (or Full Day Transfer)

  • General Note: This day is planned primarily as a focused inspection day if imagery results from FD02 inspections and RPM photos deem FI necessary. The sensor(s) which will be used is based on the inspection areas targeted and the type of images needed, although LCS is considered highest priority for FI. LCS/IDC images are brought down via OCA; LDRI/ITVC requires live downlink or playback on either TDRS E or W. TDRZ cannot be used. If no FI is required, the day will be dedicated for Logistics Transfer.

  • SSPTS: If SSPTS is operational, MCC-H will perform an OPCU Checkout in morning that may cause some messages to occur. No action for the crew, but there is a note located on the detail pages during the Post Sleep of this morning (SSPTS OPCU Checkout. Expect ‘SPEC 179 OPCU CH VOLTS’ msgs).

  • Robotics:

    * Focused Inspection will be performed using the OBSS on the SRMS. A 3 hour placeholder activity is timelined for FI. There is a little more time available if required; however, Transfer and EPO activities would have to be deleted. The crew performing the FI (MS1, MS4, CDR) will begin their day with a DOUG Review. Since the SRMS cannot reach the OBSS in the docking config, the SSRMS must unberth the OBSS and hand it off to the SRMS. SSRMS provides SRMS OBSS viewing support. After the FI is complete, the SSRMS grapples the OBSS from the SRMS and then performs OBSS Berth. The SRMS is put in pre-cradle for overnight. The pre & post FI OBSS handoffs each take about two hours.

    * Walk-Off - In the evening, the crew will perform SSRMS walk-off from WS#4 PDGF 1 to the LAB. First, a 30 minute mnvr is performed for the SSRMS to grapple the Lab grapple fixture. MCC-H then performs a base change (approximately 1 hr). The crew returns to the RWS to complete the walk-off by releasing the SSRMS from the MBS PDGF and maneuvering it to the EVA 2 start position.

    * MT Translate - MCC-H translates the MT (without SSRMS) to WS#7 from where the SSRMS will support ESP-3 install ops on FD07.

  • EVA 2 Prep activities: MS2 and MS3 install METOX and batteries for the next EVA, perform BSA recharge termination (initiated the night before), and EMU battery recharge initiation (which are not initiated the night before, since they require 4 hour cool down). The EV crew prepares EVA tools and the Equipment Lock. Additionally for this day, SAFER s/n 1004 brought up in SHAB is checked out and stowed on ISS. SAFER Swap must occur concurrently with the SAFER Checkout and stows SAFER s/n 1003 for return. This is just standard SAFER rotation activity. All crew are scheduled for EVA 2 Procedure Review. EV crew begins ISS airlock campout as described previously on FD04.

  • EECOM: PWR Fill #1 and #2 and CWC Fill #5 and #6.

  • Transfer: Minimal Transfer can be scheduled due to all the SSRMS activity. Transfer is scheduled during the actual focused inspection time and later, once the OBSS is reberthed. The filled PWRs and CWCs are transferred.

  • CDM: The 2nd of 5 data takes is terminated just after wakeup with the battery changeout and relocation happening later on in the day.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * EPO Educator -

    * EPO Drink Bag - MS4 fills drink bags with water to be used to supply water during seed growth on ISS. Must be scheduled prior to EPO KIT-C VIDEO.

    * EPO Kit-C Transfer Video requires MS3, MS4, MS5, FE-2. MS4 sets up PD100 camcorder (CC) and records the transfer of seed growth chambers and drink bags from Shuttle to ISS with commentary. After the taping, CC is stowed, tapes are labeled and returned to Shuttle.

    * The Kit-C Transfer should occur prior to the first EDU PAO Event on FD07 since Kit-C will probably be discussed. It is highly desired to perform this transfer and video documentation on FD05 since there are few other timeline opportunities due to required crew being involved in EVA 2 as EV crew or SSRMS operator.

    * The same camcorder is used for CBTM Video Setup and thus cannot be scheduled at the same time.

    * CBTM -

    * CBTM Video Setup #1. A 40 minute video session is required for each of the 3 CBTM AEMs on either FD02, 5 or FD06. They should be scheduled around the same time as the CBTM daily status check. The setups use the same PD100 camcorder (CC) as EPO and cannot be scheduled at the same time. The CBTM will be pulled out of the middeck locker to allow for CC attachment. The recording session is unattended by crew; however, after 40 minutes of recording, the crew will remove the CC and mounting equipment, remove the tape and stow the CBTM in the locker.

    * PMDIS - MS3’s data session must occur prior to Launch + 96 hrs (or 4/00:00 MET). Upon completion MS3 burns the data to a CD, removes and stows the copied CD and shuts down the PMDIS laptop. FE-2 stows the PMDIS hardware.

    * CCM-A - twice daily status checks.

    * MERLIN - twice daily status checks (note, first check after SPEGIS act must be 10 min).

    * SPEGIS Activation - scheduled prior to Presleep. The 3 SPEGIS canisters are removed (must be at least 2.5 hrs after MERLIN/SPEGIS Setup) from MELFI and transferred to MERLIN where they will be incubated for 15 (+/- 2) hours at a temp of 37.5 deg C. Sband voice is required.

  • Other: CGBA -5 (which was transferred on FD03) is activated by FE-2 and Radiation Monitor is deployed by ISS CDR.

  • FD05 Non-Focused Inspection Timeline: If no Focused Inspection is required on this day, the main differences to the timeline will be the added Transfer time and timeline re-ordering. Also, the walk-off will be moved to the start of the day. This is done for two reasons: 1. to allow resolution time in case of problems 2. allow for more Shuttle KU availability throughout the day since the SSRMS will be on the Lab earlier and a smaller KU protect box will be required. One other difference for the alternate Non-FI FD05 timeline is that a short PAO Crew Choice event involving the Educator astronaut will be planned.

    FD06 – CMG-3 R&R

  • EVA 2 Overview: Transfer and install new CMG-3 from ESP-3 in the Orbiter payload bay to Z1 CMG location. Relocate failed CMG-3 to ESP-2 for return on mission 1E.

  • EVA Prep Activities, EVA prep/Campout protocol: see FD04

  • EVA 2 (EVA tasks and robotics):

    * MS2 is EV1, MS3 is EV2, MS1 is IV, PLT is M1, FE-2 is M2.

    * The SSRMS is in the EVA 2 start position following the walk-off to the Lab on FD05.

    * Egress/Setup - EV1 translates to the Z1 worksite. EV2 GCAs the SSRMS to the APFR install position near the airlock, installs APFR onto SSRMS (for later), and then free floats to the Z1 worksite where the failed CMG is. The EV crew peels back failed CMG thermal shroud to gain access to CMG-3 and perform WVS survey. MCC-H performs CMG-3 power inhibits.

    * Remove Failed CMG - The EV crew removes six bolts and temp stows the old CMG on the Multi-Use Tether (MUT) End Effector (EE) and tethers it to the Z1 handrail.

    * Transfer New CMG to ESP-2 - The EV crew returns to the airlock hatch for tether config. EV1 then translates to ESP-3 in the Orbiter cargo bay. EV2 ingresses SSRMS APFR and is maneuvered to the payload bay to the CMG removal location, where he egresses the APFR momentarily to assist EV1 with removing the new CMG multilayer insulation (MLI). MS1 (IV) then deactivates APCUs 1 and 2 to remove heater power that has been provided to the ESP-3 since FD02 keeping the new CMG-3 thermally safe. No other ORU on ESP-3 required heaters. This is done as late as possible just as the EV crew is ready to remove the CMG-3 from ESP-3. Once this power is removed, the new CMG has approximately 24 hours to be transferred to Z1 and installed. EV1 at the ESP-3 connector box location disconnects Shuttle power cables (which provided power to the ESP-3 heaters) from the connector box and mates them to dummy receptacles. The power cables are disconnected at this time in order to allow ESP-3 to be robotically removed from the payload bay the next day (ESP3). EV2 has re-ingressed the SSRMS APFR and attached a retractable tether (RET) to the CMG to assist him with carrying the CMG. EV1 releases the Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) Flight Support Equipment (FSE) bolt, which attaches the CMG to ESP3. The SSRMS then maneuvers EV2 (with CMG and FSE) to ESP-2 for installation there. Meanwhile, EV1 translates to the ESP-2 location. The purpose of installing the CMG FSE on ESP-2 is to then remove the new CMG from the FSE on ESP-2 so that the old CMG can be attached to that FSE until it is brought back on STS-122/1E. The ESP-2 location was chosen since it is on the airlock making old CMG-3 easily retrievable on 1E. EV1 GCAs SSRMS soft-dock of new CMG to ESP-2 and then drives the FRAM bolt.

    * Remove New CMG - EV1 (free float) and EV2 (on SSRMS) remove the six CMG bolts from the FSE and remove the new CMG from ESP-2.

    * Install New CMG on Z1 - EV2 carries the new CMG attached to a RET via SSRMS over to the Z1 worksite location. EV1 translates to Z1. After checking for foreign object debris (FOD) in the old CMG cavity, EV1 helps GCA SSRMS to Hand-Off position. EV1 ingresses IAPFR and receives the CMG from EV2. EV2 egresses the SSRMS APFR while EV1 installs CMG into soft dock position on Z1. Both then install the CMG with six bolts using PGTs. Connectors are mated. IV crew then gives MCC-H a Go for Powerup to check new CMG-3 function.

    * Install Failed CMG on ESP - Already at the Z1 temp stow location, EV2 retrieves failed CMG and hands it off to EV1 so he can ingress the SSRMS APFR. Once ingressed, EV1 hands-off the CMG back to EV2 who will carry it to the ESP-2 location while riding the SSRMS. Meanwhile, EV1 replaces the Z1 thermal shroud and translates to ESP-2. EV2 inserts the old CMG into the FSE on ESP-2. Both crew then drive the six bolts. Crew installs MLI and the task is complete. Note that driving the shim bolts, which provide shear load support for return, is not planned to be done as they cannot be driven until the failed CMG thermally equalizes with the FSE. This must be done prior to CMG return on 1E.

    * Clean Up - SSRMS is maneuvered to the APFR egress position, APFR is removed and stowed. MISSE photos (to inspect for toxic leakage) are taken if time permits and not already done in EVA 1. MS1 powers down WVS.

  • Exercise: No Shuttle Ergometer or ISS IRED allowed during APFR and bolt driving periods (i.e. most of EVA 2).

  • Post EVA: Same as FD04 except this time METOX Regen of overnight campout canisters is performed.

  • EVA 2 (Off Nominal): In the event that only two EVAs can be performed on this mission in an MDF situation, EVA 2 will be modified. Some or all EVA 3 tasks will be performed since they are higher priority (required for P6 relocation on STS-120/10A) than the CMG R&R. The heater power cable disconnect activity will remain in order to allow ESP-3 transfer on FD07. The new CMG is still highly desired to be left on ISS and therefore will ride with ESP- 3 to its P3 truss location, where it assumes survival capability. In the event the specific MDF scenario doesn’t allow for a separate ESP-3 transfer day (FD07), then only a subset of the EVA 3 tasks will be done on EVA 2 in order to also allow for robotics transfer of ESP-3 on this same day (FD06); probably meaning only one CETA cart could be relocated. The primary reason the CMG R&R was planned for EVA 2 in the first place, despite being lower priority than the EVA 3 tasks, is that the heater power cable needs to be disconnected prior to transfer ESP-3 on FD07. ESP-3 transfer is a mandatory Category 1 objective and thus is highly desired to occur no later than FD07. Additionally, if the CMG R&R had been planned for EVA 3, the R&R would occur from the ESP-3 location requiring different robotics choreography.

  • Robotics:

    * SSRMS supports much of the EVA 2 activities as described above. In the evening, the SSRMS will begin a walk-off to WS#7 MBS PDGF2 in support of ESP-3 transfer & installation ops. The SSRMS is left grappled to WS#7 PDGF2 overnight while a base change is performed. The walk-off will be completed FD07 morning.

    * SRMS provides viewing support during the EVA. In the evening, it will be put in precradle, which must occur after the SSRMS walk-off activity for clearance reasons.

  • EECOM / ECLS

    * CWCs 7 & 8 are filled.

    * ISS OGR is recharged using water transferred over in a PWR. This PWR is then transferred back to Shuttle to be filled again later this day. After filling, it will be returned to ISS for future OGR recharging needs.

    * Condensate bag swap is performed. CDR performs a hum sep check to make sure condensate is going into the bag. The water from the old bag will be dumped overboard on FD07. The new bag contents will be dumped later after post-undocking (or on FD011 if a 14 day mission).

  • CDM: The 3rd of 5 data takes is started just prior to sleep with CDM Act.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * CCM-A - twice daily status checks.

    * SPEGIS - canister termination is performed in the morning approximately 15 hrs (+/- 2 hrs) after incubation began the night before. The three canisters are removed from MERLIN and transferred to MELFI and inserted into a dewar for freezing.

    * MERLIN - after the SPEGIS canisters are removed, MERLIN is shutdown (MERLIN Warm Shutdown) and then is configured for descent anytime before landing.

    * CBTM - Videotape sessions of CBTM #2 and #3 are performed as described on FD05.

    FD07 – ESP3 Handoff and Install

  • External Stowage Platform (ESP-3): Carries ORUs (orbital replaceable units -- external spare parts) including CMG-3, Nitrogen Transfer Assembly (NTA), Battery/Charge Discharge Unit (BCDU), SSRMS Pitch/Roll Joint, Ammonia Tank Assembly (ATA) FSE and two empty FRAMs. The CMG was removed from ESP-3 while still in the orbiter bay and transferred during EVA 2 on FD06. The other ORUs will be transferred with ESP-3.

  • ESP-3 Transfer to ISS: During the first half of FD07, SRMS and SSRMS support the transfer and installation of ESP-3 onto the Unpressurized Cargo Carrier Attachment System (UCCAS) 1 on the P3 truss zenith side. The UCCAS has connections for power and data.

  • Robotics:

    * Prior to beginning any ESP-3 operations, the SSRMS (now attached to MBS PDGF2 at WS#7) must first be released from the Lab and maneuvered to the ESP-3 pre-grapple position. This is done first since it’s highly desired to avoid simultaneous maneuvering of the SRMS and SSRMS. ESP-3 is unberthed via the SRMS and maneuvered to the hand position. A tight clearance exists between ESP-3 and the OBSS during unberth. SSRMS maneuvers to the hand-off position and grapples ESP-3. SRMS ungrapples ESP-3 and maneuvers to a viewing position to support the SSRMS transfer and installation. SSRMS then maneuvers ESP-3 to the install position where it will be mated to the P3 UCCAS1. The SSRMS supports through both stages of capture (performed by CDR & MS4) and then releases ESP-3 and backs off. The SSRMS is then maneuvered into a config position for translate to WS#4. The MT is translated to WS#4 in Presleep to support EVA 3 on FD08. The SRMS remains in the ESP-3 viewing position overnight.

  • Exercise: Currently, none is scheduled during ESP-3 robotics transfer until the Loads Flight Rule is complete. It is assumed that at the least, no Exercise will be permitted while both arms are grappled to ESP-3 and during ESP-3 mate operations onto the P3 UCCAS.

  • EVA 3 prep tasks: EV crew perform similar preparations as timelined on FD05. Additional tasks include METOX regen termination, Prep of 6B MLI Covers for the P1 BSP and Transponder. Since FE-2 is doing EVA 3, his EMU is relocated from Node 1 to the airlock and MS3’s EMU is relocated to Node 1 (EMU Swap).

  • OBSS OSE Prep: Trained EV crew transfer the two OBSS boom stands that launch in the SHAB and assemble them in preparation for EVA 4 where they will be installed on the two S1 zenith trunnions. If there will be no EVA 4, they will still be transferred, but the prep is not required. It is not needed until the OBSS itself is transferred on mission 1 J/A. This activity is scheduled on FD07 because the trained crewmembers will not have much time on FD08 (EVA 3) or FD09.

  • Lab Window Scratch Pane R&R: Despite being a low priority task, it is scheduled on FD07 due to return stowage config of the old pane in the SHAB. If only an 11 day mission, the R&R may get bumped to allow for more transfer time. But the new pane will be transferred to ISS for stage work.

  • Photo/TV:

    * P/TV10 ESP-3 Unberth, Install - performed prior to SRMS ESP-3 grapple and unberth.

    * P/TV08 External Survey - Photography of the ISS Structure after the major structure changes (S5 truss, ESP-3 Transfer) are complete. Unlike other missions where the structural changes to ISS are significant and thus the survey is required to be performed as late as possible in the mission, it can be performed any time during STS-118/13A.1. Scheduling requirements include daylight periods and no robotic arm or EVA operations which could cause field of view obstructions.

    EECOM:

    * Water dump period - includes a simo dump, two PWR dumps (evacuates empty PWRs), and a condensate CWC bag dump. The PWRs can contain 20 lbs of water and appear empty, so the crew will evacuate the bags prior to filling them again. A leaking PWR on a previous mission is thought to be the result of it not being truly empty before the fill began. If SSPTS is operational, a waste dump will be performed instead of a simo dump since less water will be generated by the fuel cells.

  • Attitude Control & MNVR: Shuttle takes over attitude control during the mated water dump period and maneuvers to a specific dump attitude for recontact avoidance reasons.

  • Transfer: About half-day of generic Transfer can be performed on this day. Transfer cannot be scheduled during ESP-3 SSRMS operations due to interference at the RWS.

  • PAO: Two PAO Events are scheduled on this day. One is an Educator PAO Event, related specifically to the Educator astronaut. The EDU PAO Event needs to occur after the EPO Kit-C Transfer has been completed (scheduled on FD05) such that the Kit-C can be discussed. The second event is standard media.

    PMC: Performed today via OCA videoconferencing to test out the Netmeeting configuration prior to the PFCs on FD09.

  • CDM: The 3rd of 5 data takes is terminated just after wakeup with the battery changeout and relocation happening later on in the day.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * EPO Seed Photo - MS4 unstows the seed packets and photos are taken for documentation purposes with MS3, MS4 and FE-2. The photo session must occur during docked ops at the end of any scheduled PAO event so the crew will already be in appropriate attire for seed photos, saving additional setup time.

    * CCM-A - twice daily status checks.

    * CBTM - daily status check.

    FD08 – EVA 3

  • EVA 3 Overview: STS-120/10A P6 Relocation preparation tasks including port S-band comm system upgrades (see list below), CETA Cart 1 and CETA Cart 2 Moves. Other tasks include engaging Z1 SASA gimbal locks to prep SASA for return on 10A, MISSE 3 & 4 retrieval for return in SHAB, and P6 XPDR retrieval for return and possible upgrade for future use.

    * Port S-band comm system upgrade tasks include relocating the P6 SASA to P1, since it is not powered at the P6 location after 10A, and installation of the new S-band Transponder (XPDR) and Base Signal Processor (BSP) to be installed at the same time as the P6 SASA task. These tasks are performed while docked for comm redundancy via Orbiter S-band.

    * The two Crew and Equipment Transfer Aid (CETA) carts are moved to the starboard side of the MT to allow the MT translation to WS#8 for the SSRMS to support P6 relocation to P5.

    * Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) Passive Experiment Container (PEC) - desired after 12 months of exposure (installed on 8/03/06) and to free up room for the CDRA bed to return in the middeck on 10A. If MISSE not returned on 13A.1, they would be returned on 10A in the middeck (since no SHAB) and delay CDRA return.

  • EVA Prep Activities, EVA prep/Campout protocol: see FD04

  • EVA 3 (EVA tasks and robotics):

    * MS2 is EV1, FE-2 is EV3, MS1 is IV. PLT and FE-1 are M1 and M2, respectively.

    * Egress/Setup - At the time of crew egress, the SSRMS (based at WS#4, PDGF2) is at the APFR install position. EVA 1 installs APFR on SSRMS, ingresses APFR and rides the SSRMS to the P6 truss SASA location. Simultaneously, EV3 translates to CETA cart 2 with the ORU bag containing new BSP and XPDR, ingresses Translational Foot Restraint (TFR) and translates the carts past P1 bay.

    * SASA Relocation / P1 BSP & XDPR Install - The work for these is done concurrently by EV1 and EV 3, respectively.

    * The SSRMS with EV1 arrives at the SASA remove location on P6 and EV1 egresses the SSRMS APFR. After P6 inhibits are in place (1 hour thermal clock begins) EV1 then demates connectors at P6 and mates to dummy connectors. He re-ingresses the APFR and rides SSRMS while carrying SASA to the P1 location for installation. He egresses APFR and mates SASA connectors. MCC-H applies heater power and the thermal clock stops. Once complete, he holds onto APFR and rides SSRMS to the APFR egress position at CETA 1 location. Note, the P6 fwd PVR must be retracted and cinched for this task due to SSRMS interference. This should have occurred on EVA 1.

    * EV3 removes dummy XDPR and BSP boxes and temp stows them. The functional BSP and XDPR boxes are then removed from the ORU bag and 6B covers and then installed on P1 radiator plates using the PGT. Dummy boxes are stowed in ORU bag, dummy XPDR box stowed on 6B cover for 6 retrieval. When complete, MCC-H powers up the new boxes. EV3 then preps CETA carts for relocation by moving them so that CETA2 is in Bay 04. The carts are decoupled at this point and cart couplers are prepped for capture.

    * CETA Cart Relocation - Both EV crew are involved with SSRMS support (which begins at the CETA 1 removal position). CETA 1 is moved first, then CETA 2. Each cart is removed from the rails at P1 by one EV crew (EV3) on the SSRMS APFR, who then holds the cart while the arm translates to the install position on the starboard side (S1) of the MT. The other EV crew (EV1) translates to S1. EV3 crew installs the CETA cart on the truss with SSRMS and EV1 assistance. Once installed, the free floating crew (EV1) rotates and locks the wheel bogies (four) into the MT rail and couples CETA 1 to the MT. The sequence is repeated for CETA 2. The task is concluded by EV1 coupling together the CETA carts. EV3 egresses the SSRMS APFR, translates to CETA 2 to grab the ORU bag (with dummy boxes) to take back to the airlock where it is temp stowed. He retrieves the dummy XPDR boxes and 6B cover plate from the bag. The dummy XPDR box will be put in the place of the P6 XPDR, which will be removed in the next task.

    * Z1 SASA Gimbal Locks / MISSE Retrieval / P6 Transponder (XPDR) Retrieval - these tasks are performed concurrently by EV1 and EV3, respectively. Robotics support is not required. Mission 12A could not engage the locks due to bolt misalignment; but it still needs to be done in prep for SASA return on 10A. P6 XPDR is removed prior to P6 relocation on 10A since its current location will not receive power post P6 relocation. It will be returned for refurbishment.

    * EV1 translates to Z1 and removes the Z1 SASA shroud to access the spare gimbal locks. Using the PGT, he rotates the lock fasteners until properly aligned and seated.

    * EV3 retrieves the XPDR 6B cover plate from the ORU bag (temp stowed at the airlock) and translates to P6 for P6 XPDR removal. After removing the P6 XPDR, the dummy XPDR is removed from 6B cover and installed in the P6 XDPR location. P6 XDPR is installed on 6B cover and stowed on body restraint tether (BRT) and brought back to the airlock for return home.

    * Time permitting, EV3 will inspect suspect P6 PiP pins along translation paths. This is desired to ensure PiP pins are secure prior to P6 relocation.

    * MISSE 3 & 4 retrieval - While the MISSEs have been on-orbit, they may have incurred MMOD strikes that could puncture the tray and cause toxic battery leakage. If the crew had time during EVA 1 or 2, they took photos and downlinked via OCA for analysis. If this has not already been performed, EV1 will visually inspect and perform WVS survey. They will not be retrieved if leaking is seen or the MISSE cannot be closed and latched. EV1 translates to airlock gas tank 2 for MISSE 3, closes it and stows inside A/L. Then he translates to airlock endcone to retrieve MISSE 4. Once the MISSEs are brought inside, MS1 and MS4 disassemble and prep them for return to SHAB as soon as possible.

  • Exercise: Not permitted during SASA relocation.

  • Post EVA: same as FD06 (EVA 2). If this is the last EVA BSA is not recharged and METOX regen is not performed.

  • Robotics:

    * SSRMS - supports EVA 3 tasks (P6 SASA, and CETA cart relocations) as described in the EVA section. After the EVA is complete, the SSRMS is no longer needed for the rest of the docked mission and is left in position with only a reconfiguration of the wrist for undocking.

    * SRMS - Supports P6 SASA relocation views. After EVA 3 the arm is powered down until needed for Late Inspection.

  • EECOM / ECLS:

    * CWC Fills 9 & 10, PWR Fills 3 & 4 are performed.

    * MS5 performs a two hour LiOH exchange between the SHAB, ISS and Orbiter. 9 STS- 114 cans will be rotated to the Shuttle for use; 3 cans will be transferred to SHAB for return; and 30 STS-118 cans will be transferred to ISS and pre-positioned for use on future missions.

    * Shuttle & ISS crew terminate the transfer of N2 from Shuttle to ISS. If the mission is extended, the termination can be delayed until the desired quantity (50 lbs) is obtained.

  • Transfer: This is a limited transfer day due to heavy robotics operations in EVA 3. Some transfer is performed prior to the EVA. Post EVA, two CWCs and two PWRs are transferred. After disassembly in the airlock, MISSE 3 & 4 are transferred to SHAB.

  • Spacehab: On STS-116/1A.1 debris buildup was found on the SHAB flex duct debris screen. Therefore, a SHAB Debris Screen Check is desired to ensure SHAB ARS fan operation does not degrade to the point of affecting module operations. The activity is scheduled for 1 hour, but may require less time.

  • CDM: The 4th of 5 data takes is started just prior to sleep.

  • Overnight ISS External Survey: Crew turns on PLB illuminators in presleep.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * CCM-A - twice daily status check.

    * CBTM - daily status check.

    FD09 - Final Transfers, Off Duty, Hatch Closing (11 day mission)

  • Crew Conference & Photo - all Shuttle and ISS crewmembers participate in the US Lab. P/TV05 sets this up. If Shuttle KU is unavailable, ISS Ku can be used. The Crew Photo is personal time for the crew to take a group picture.

  • EECOM/ECLS:

    * A FES Dump is initiated early in the day and terminated as late as possible.

    * NOM H2O Config - configures the supply water system from the transfer config (enabled in Post Insertion) to the nominal orbit config when water transfer ops (CWC fills) are complete. This needs to occur before the FES dump is initiated.

    * N2 Repress - scheduled at the start of the day and terminated just before hatch close. It is performed to meet the agreed to stack total pressure at hatch closure.

    * Shuttle O2 System teardown which was used to support prebreathe.

    * PWR Fill #5 is performed. Counting the two OGS PWR Fills, 7 fills have been performed.

    * COND SWAP is performed. CDR will perform a hum sep check in presleep to ensure water going into the condensate bag.

  • Transfer: Final transfers are performed including a final PWR. Transfer Brief is scheduled prior to Off Duty to allow ACO time to perform a final Transfer analysis and make sure everything that can be done, is done.

  • EVA items: EMUs are prepared for return to Shuttle. An ISS crewmember is required to participate to help locate all the equipment. EVA Tools are stowed on their appropriate Shuttle and ISS sides. BSA recharge and METOX regen are terminated.

  • PRLAs: The Payload Retention Latch Assembly that holds payloads (such as the S5 truss) in the bay are closed on FD09. It is desired to wait as late as possible in the mission to ensure that the launched cargo bay payloads are not returning. If they were closed early and stuck closed, a payload could not be returned if required. If the PRLAs fail to close, there is no safety issue for landing anymore; and therefore an EVA would not be required to manually close them.

  • Off Duty: 4 hours of off duty scheduled late on this day prior to hatch closing. It is desired to schedule this late rather than early, since it is not likely crew will take off duty time with considerable number of activities left to be accomplished prior to hatch closing.

  • PFCs: All 7 Shuttle crew will be scheduled during the Off Duty period. Prior to the PFCs, the WLES backup function is disabled to prevent any network disruptions during the events. When the last PFC is over, WLES backup function is reenabled.

  • CDM: The 4th of 5 data takes is terminated just after wakeup with the battery changeout and relocation happening later on in the day.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * CCM-A - twice daily status check.

    * CBTM - daily status check.

  • Cold Bag Packing & Transfer: SPEGIS and other samples are packed in two Double Cold Bags (DCBs) and transferred to Shuttle. Two crew are required, one must be a trained crew (FE-2). Another assists. Packing procedure review time is required at anytime prior to the actual packing. It is highly desired the packing occurs as late as possible prior to hatch closing to ensure the samples survive through EOM+2. The survival limit is documented as Landing - 129 hrs.

  • Prior to Hatch Closing:

    * P/TV04 sets up for the farewell and hatch closing.

    * BPSMU QD - Drag Thru QD is deactivated.

    * SHAB CC Deact - Drag through cables to the Lab and CC used for SHAB viewing are disassembled and stowed.

    * SSV Outrate configured to 2.

  • Hatch closure: Late on FD09, the Shuttle crew egresses ISS, closes the hatch, and depresses the vestibule. This is done the night before undock so that undock can occur early on FD010 (FD013 in 14 day mission case), protecting time for Late Inspection on undocking day.

  • Attitude Control: Shuttle attitude control is required during the ODS vestibule leak check. After the leak check, control is returned to ISS for overnight.

  • Undock Prep: RNDZ Tools checkout is performed after the hatches are closed.

  • FMK Deploy: Formaldehyde Kit deployed asap after hatch closure to determine the concentration levels of formaldehyde received from the ISS volume atmosphere. It will be stowed on entry day.

    FD09 - Alternate Version for 14 Day Mission (Crew Conf, Off Duty)

  • The primary focus of FD09 is maintained with Crew Conference / Photo, Off Duty, and PFCs as already described previously. The main differences between this version and the 11 day mission versions are that preparations are made for EVA 4 instead of transferring EVA equipment back to Shuttle; and the hatches are not closed for undocking. The alternate FD09 timeline will take the place of the published FD09 when SSPTS is declared operational.

  • Identical activities to 11 day mission FD09 timeline: PRLA Close, Condensate bag Swap, Hum Sep check (Presleep), WLES backup disable/enable, Secondary Payloads, CDM.

  • EVA 4 prep tasks: EV crew perform similar preparations as timelined on FD05. Additional tasks include METOX regen termination and EMU Swap. MS3 will perform EVA 4 instead of MS2, so his they will swap their suits between Node 1 and the airlock. MS3 and FE-2 campout in the ISS airlock overnight.

  • EECOM: Since SSPTS is assumed operational in this timeline version, less water is being generated by the fuel cells. In the other version, all 10 CWCs have already been filled. That will not be possible when SSPTS is operating, so CWC fill #9 is scheduled here.

  • Transfer: Limited time is available for generic Transfer prior to Off Duty. One CWC is transferred.

  • PAO: The second of 3 PAO Educator (EDU) Event is scheduled. FD010 - Undocking & Late Inspection (11 day mission)

  • SSPTS: OPCUs 1, 2 deact is shown in the prior to Group B Powerup; however will be deleted if SSPTS was not operational.

  • Pre-undocking: Group B powerup is done, the centerline camera is installed, P/TV03 is set up for undocking imagery, and the Orbiter assumes attitude control and maneuvers to the undock attitude. It is desired to decouple the mnvr from the Grp B Powerup. The mnvr is initiated approximately 1:15 prior to undocking to provide PHALCON sufficient time to feather solar arrays once the maneuver is complete but before undock. RMS heaters are activated.

  • ISS Flyaround: Due to the recent increased length in survey times, the flyaround is subject to deletion if launch date specific trajectory results in undocking occurring too late in the morning. Otherwise, crew workday rules could be exceeded.

  • Post Final sep standard activities: Group B powerdown is done, the Space to Space Orbiter Radio (SSOR) and OIU are deactivated, the EMUs are reinstalled in the airlock, the midflight reconfigs (RCS Regs, Htr B) are done, the condensate CWC bag is torn down, the SSV outrate is changed to 3, and the FES is activated until late in day. P/TV03 deact includes centerline camera, and the PGSC network is reconfigured from a RNDZ setup to the RMS setup. The RMS is powered up for inspections. Comm String 1 C/O is performed. Post ISS EVA Entry Prep (includes items transferred .from ISS packed nicely for entry).

  • GPS Antenna Pattern Data Collection: Starboard GPS antennas are powered off forcing GPC units 1 & 3 to use its antenna on the port side to see how they perform. This is scheduled post undocking for a 24 hour period.

  • Late inspection: The SRMS unberths the OBSS; the LDRI calibration is not required as on FD02. The new scanning protocols are used as described for FD02, except that not every scan is performed; thus the inspection times for each survey are a little shorter. Once the scans are complete, the OBSS is berthed, the RMS is powered down and MPMs stowed. The Orbiter maneuvers to a comm attitude to playback (TDRE or W only) any LDRI data that wasn’t collected real-time.

  • NC-5: is scheduled late in the day to maintain a safe sep rate between ISS and Shuttle. If Late Inspection attitude mnvrs perturb the drift away from Station (as happened on STS- 117) such that there is no opening rate, or worse a small closing rate, then NC-5 will likely be performed.

  • CDM: The 5th data take is started just prior to sleep.

  • Secondary Payloads: CCM-A, CBTM daily status checks.

  • Filter Cleaning: should be performed just prior to FCS C/O the next morning, but due to packed EOM-1 day, it is permitted to perform it late on FD010. FD010 - Alternate Version for 14 Day Mission (EVA 4)

  • EVA 4 Overview: The tasks currently identified for EVA 4 are not required and all are deferrable. Tasks were chosen which do not require robotics in order to allow the day to be used for logistics Transfer. The following is the current list of tasks identified for EVA 4; however, are subject to change.

    * Secure LAB & NODE MMOD Shields - could not be performed on 13A as planned

    * OBSS OSE Installation - install the two OBSS OSE boom stands (assembled on FD07) onto two S1 zenith trunnions. The OBSS itself will be transferred on mission STS-123/ 1J/A. STS-124/1J cannot fly an OBSS requiring the previous mission (1J/A) to leave an OBSS on ISS.

    * External Wireless Isolation System (EWIS) Antenna Installation.

    * GPS Antenna Assembly (AA) #4 retrieval - return to allow failure analysis and repair.

    * P6 AUX BAG MOVE - relocate the bag to Z1 forward to reduce translation time post 10A P6 relocation.

    * S3 Wireless Video System (WVS) External Transceiver Assembly (WETA) Antenna Install at Camera Port (CP) 1 on S3 truss - most likely task to be deleted if not enough time in the EVA.

  • EVA Prep Activities, EVA prep/Campout protocol: see FD04

  • EVA 4 (EVA tasks):

    * MS3 is EV2, FE-2 is EV3.

    * OBSS OSE Install - crew translates to S1 Zenith outboard (EV2) and inboard (EV3) trunnions and performs the installation.

    * EV2 will then head over to S0 nadir-inboard (where the GPS AA #4 is located) and remove the AA. Meanwhile, EV3 translates to P6, retrieves the P6 Auxiliary Bag, then translates to Z1 forward for installation.

    * Both crew perform the remaining EVA tasks together, but will not be described here as an EVA C/L with the revised timeline is not yet published.

  • Post EVA: same as EVA 3

  • CEVIS R&R: Current ISS ergometer has an anomolous power supply; highly desired to replace and return old unit. MS5 performs the R&R. Another crewmember is required for assistance for a few minutes.

  • EECOM:

    * Last CWC Fill #10 is performed (in the 11 day no SSPTS plan, this was already accomplished on FD08).

    * NOM H2O Config - configures the supply water system from the transfer config (enabled in Post Insertion) to the nominal orbit config when water transfer ops (CWC fills) are complete.

    FD011 - Entry Prep (EOM-1) (11 day mission)

  • Nominal activities scheduled: FCS C/O with Water Spray Boiler (WSB) Heater activation one hour beforehand; RCS Hotfire; D/O Briefing, PILOT Ops, Cabin stow, Ergometer stow. In the 11 day mission scenario, permission was granted to schedule Filter Cleaning the night before FCS C/O to make room for two hours crew Off Duty time.

  • Off Duty (2 hrs): scheduled here due to lack of time while docked and significant impact to already very short scheduled Transfer time availability in 11 day mission. Will be removed from EOM-1 day in the 14 day mission and 4:15 Off Duty will be scheduled while docked.

  • Comm:

    * L-1 comm checks are scheduled for a prime MLA and prime DFR flyover. No WSSH or MLA, DFR backups are timelined.

    * Comm String 2 C/O is performed.

    * MADS PWR ON - The MADS instrumentation is activated in preparation for entry.

    * SSV Deact.

    * Ku Band stow.

  • EECOM:

    * Water Dumps: Simo dump, followed by two condensate CWC dumps.

    * FES Dump: initiated following the simo & CWC dumps and terminated as late as possible.

    * Entry Cooling Config.

  • Spacehab: Module is prepared for entry, hatches are closed. No plan to open for wave-off.

  • GPS Antennas: Returned to nominal config 24 hrs after initiating antenna pattern characterization test.

  • PGSCs: Part 1 of the stow is done.

  • WLES: Deactivated.

  • PAO Events: Two are requested on this day for the 11 day mission; only one for 14 day mission. The CSA Event remains fixed on this day.

  • OA Burn: Orbital Adjust burn scheduled to bring in a 2nd KSC landing opportunity on EOM day. Scheduled late in the day to allow time for Late Inspection analysis.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * EPO - MS4 and MS1 provide tours of Shuttle, demonstrations of crew tasks or hardware, and other items of interest. Voice will be recorded. Can be scheduled any time during the mission including post undock.

    * CCM-A - twice daily status checks.

    * CBTM - status checks.

  • CDM: The 5th data take is terminated just after wakeup. Later on the CDM is stowed for return.

    FD011 - Alternate Version for 14 Day Mission (Transfer, DAIU Troubleshooting)

  • General Note - This is an inserted day dedicated mostly to Transfer. DAIU troubleshooting will be performed in the 14 day mission.

  • EECOM/ECLS:

    * Water dump period - includes a waste dump, two PWR dumps (evacuates empty PWRs), and a condensate CWC bag dump.

    * O2 Transfer - If required during the mission, early in the day the O2 system is reconfigured (O2 RECONFIG TO XFER) from prebreathe support to a transfer config to ISS gas tanks. The transfer is initiated and will run until just before hatch closing on FD012 (14 day mission).

  • Attitude Control & Mnvr: Shuttle takes over attitude control during the mated dump period and maneuvers to a specific dump attitude for recontact avoidance reasons.

  • SHAB CC Deact: As described for FD09 (11 day mission).

  • EVA items: EMUs are prepared for return to Shuttle. An ISS crewmember is required to participate to help find all the equipment. EVA Tools are stowed on their appropriate Shuttle and ISS sides.

  • DAIU: Troubleshooting of the Docked Audio Interface Unit will be performed with R&R if required. Though not a continuous all day activity, the task spans nearly the entire day with FE-2 as the task lead. Shuttle crewmember (MS5) assists for the voice checks.

  • CDM: The 5th data take is terminated just after wakeup. Later on the CDM is stowed for return.

  • PAO: Two events in this timeline version. FD012 - Entry (11 Day Mission)

  • Nominal activities include the Group B Powerup, IMU Align and Verification and the maneuver to the -XSI thermal conditioning attitude.

  • GIRA and OCAC are stowed and TEPC is powered down. An air sample is obtained prior to deorbit prep. Actiwatches (used for the SDBIs) are doffed, MADS is enabled, the FMK Kit is stowed.

  • The remainder of the PGSC LAN is stowed.

  • After the D/O burn, MS3 will perform DSO 1503-S Midodrine.

  • Secondary Payloads:

    * CBTM Muffler is removed.

    * CCM-A is powered off. FD012 – Alternate Version for 14 Day Mission (Final Transfer, Off Duty, Hatch Closing)

  • General Note: The timeline has similarities in structure to the published 11 day mission FD09 plan since it is the day of hatch closing. Similar activities include N2 Repress, SSV-2, BPSMU QD, Double Cold Bag (DCB) packing and transfer, hatch closing, ODS Leak checks, RNDZ Tools Setup, FMK Deploy, and CCM-A and CBTM status checks.

  • OFF Duty: A second block of Off Duty (4:15 required) is scheduled for the 14 day mission.

  • PFCs: If some crew PFCs could not be scheduled during the first Off Duty period on FD09, they will be scheduled today. The WLES backup function is disabled prior to the first PFC to prevent any network disruptions and restored after the last PFC.