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                         ESA ISS Activities Look Ahead Report No. 3
       This report gives an advance view on the ESA-relevant or otherwise interesting activities
                         of the Increment 13 mission and the Astrolab mission
                        which are planned in the week of 14 to 20 August 2006

        All days and times are given in Central European Time (CET) unless otherwise stated.
                    The local time on the ISS is UTC (=GMT), i.e. CET - 2 hours.

                                   Information Status: 13 August 2006


    Monday, 14 August 2006:

    Today the Expedition 13 crew will be very busy with the scientific experiment programme on
    the ISS, focusing on American, European and Russian crew health, radiation protection and
    physical sciences experiments.
    Thomas Reiter and his two astronaut colleagues Pavel Vinogradov and Jeffrey Williams will be
    woken up at 8:00 CET (6:00 UTC) and will have to perform the measurement of their body
    mass and calf circumference, prior to their morning toilet and breakfast.
    At 10:05, the three astronauts will participate in the 15-minute daily morning planning
    conference with ground control. Thomas Reiter then has 20 minutes set aside for the
    preparation of his work of the day. At 10:40, Reiter will start working on the initial installation
    and check-out of the European Modular Cultivation European Modular Cultivation System
    (EMCS).
    During the same time, ISS Commander and Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov will take
    measurements on the Russian dosimeters of the European/Russian MATROSHKA space
    radiation experiment and then perform another experiment session with the European Eye-
    Tacking Device (ETD). ISS Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams will work
    on the Italian/American ANOMALOUS LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON ASTRONAUTS
    (ALTEA) space radiation experiment.
    At 11:45, Reiter will work nearly two and a half hours with the newly upgraded European-built
    Pulmonary Function System in the Human Research Facility in the American Destiny
    laboratory for the Periodic Fitness Evaluation with Oxygen Uptake Measurement of himself
    and Flight Engineer Jeffrey Williams.
    At 14:10, he will perform 30 minutes of on-board training for taking photos from the windows
    no. 6 and 8 in the Russian Service Module Zvezda during the so-called R-Bar Pitch Manoeuvre
    that the next Space Shuttle will perform during its approach to the ISS for the visual inspection
    of the Shuttle's outer surfaces by the Station crew. He will also practice with the same photo
    equipment taking pictures of ground targets for NASA's CEO programme.
    At 14:40, Reiter will take during one hours air samples with the Microbial Air Sampler (MAS)
    kit. This sample-taking operation is performed once every three months to measure the




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         bacterial and fungal composition of the cabin air samples at two locations in each of the ISS
         modules.
         At 15:45 CET (13:45 local time on the ISS) the crew will have one hour for their midday meal.
         After the meal, Jeffrey Williams will take air samples for the regular Formaldehyde monitoring
         of the ISS air and Thomas Reiter will take surface samples on the walls and certain often-used
         equipment in the Unity and Destiny modules for their analysis of bacterial and fungal pollution.
         During that time, Pavel Vinogradov will work with the new European PK-3 PLUS plasma
         physics experiment hardware. Afterwards, Reiter will take photos of the European
         CARDIOCOG experiment hardware and, starting at 18:40, perform one and a half hour of
         physical exercise on the VELO device.
         At 20:10, he will prepare himself for the work of the following day. This preparation includes
         daily plan reviews, report preparations, and other preparatory work for the following day.
         At 21:05, the three crew members will participate in the 15-minute daily planning conference
         of the evening with the mission control centres in Houston, Huntsville and Moscow to discuss
         the daily plan and procedures. At 21:30 CET (19:30 local ISS time), their regular work time
         will be over and they will have time for dinner and for leisure activities. At 23:30 (21:30 local
         time) they will go to sleep until 8:00 the next morning.

         During the whole week, the ESA-developed Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS
         (MELFI) will continue to operate in automatic mode, remotely operated from the NASA
         Mission Control Centre in Houston, without the need for the ISS crew to become active. This
         allows to track the correct behaviour of the Dewar cooling chambers no. 1 and 2.

         The new European plasma physics experiment facility PK-3 PLUS, which was built under the
         responsibility of the German Aerospace Centre DLR and will replace the PK-3 facility, which
         had been the very first physical science experiment facility on the ISS and was in successful
         use on the Station since March 2001, will also be operated on a daily basis throughout the
         whole week, operated by ISS Commander Pavel Vinogradov and by Thomas Reiter.

         Also during the whole week, the Italian/American Anomalous Long Term Effects on
         Astronauts (ALTEA) experiment hardware will work in an unattended mode, without the need
         for intervention by the ISS crew, for the "Dosimetry Operations" part of the experiment, to
         collect space radiation dosimetry data and transmit them to the ground.

         Tuesday, 15 August 2006:

         The three ISS astronauts, will be woken up at 8:00 CET and will have 1.5 h for their morning
         toilet and breakfast. At 9:30, Reiter will prepare his work of the day and then participate in the
         15-minute daily morning planning conference with ground control starting at 10:00.
         At 10:15, the three astronauts will study for two hours the mission programme and timeline for
         the next Space Shuttle visit to the Station.
         At 12:15, Thomas Reiter will set up a video camera to record the physical exercise and
         biomedical evaluation on the Resistive Exercise Device (RED) that he will perform during one
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         and a half hour, starting at 12:30. After the exercise, the will stow the video equipment and
         transmit the video to the ground.
         At 14:15, the whole Expedition 13 crew will hold a video conference with the Expedition 14
         crew. This conference is now performed every other week, to pass on the lessons learned to the
         upcoming Expedition crew and to begin the hand-over process prior to their arrival on orbit.

         At 14:35, Reiter will initiate the release of fresh oxygen from Progress M-57, before having at
         14:40 CET (12:40 local ISS time) a one-hour break for lunch, together with his two astronaut
         colleagues. Immediately after lunch, he will terminate the oxygen release and will then do the
         daily maintenance of the life-support system in the Russian Zvezda module for 30 minutes.
         At 16:15, the two Flight Engineers Reiter and Williams will have a teleconference with
         scientists on the ground to discuss experiment payloads on the ISS. In the meantime, ISS
         Commander Vinogradov will work on the European plasma physics experiment facility PK-3
         PLUS.
         Starting at 16:40, Reiter will perform one and a half hour of maintenance work in the Russian
         Zarya module. At 18:15, he will do one hour of physical exercise on the TVIS treadmill in
         Zvezda. Afterwards, he will have a private medical conference with the crew doctor on the
         ground. At 19:30, he will prepare the work for the following day, until he will participate, at
         20:05, in the daily planning conference of the evening. At 20:30, there will be a crew
         conference between the Expedition 13 crew and the crew of the upcoming Space Shuttle
         mission STS 115.

         At 21:30 CET (19:30 local ISS time), the crew's work time will be over and they will have time
         for dinner and for leisure activities. At 23:30 (21:30 local time) the crew will go to sleep.

         Wednesday, 16 August 2006:

         Thomas Reiter, together with his two other astronaut colleagues, will be woken up at 8:00 CET
         and will have time for the morning toilet and breakfast until 9:30. They will then have 15
         minutes to prepare their work of the day, before participating at 9:45 in the 15-minute daily
         morning planning conference with ground control.
         At 10:00, Reiter will work for 20 minutes in the Unity module on the maintenance of the
         oxygen cartridges in the two American EVA space suits. For another 20 minutes he will then
         work to pump condensate water from the Station's life support system into a collapsible water
         tank.
         Two hours of his morning work, from 10:40 to 12:40, will be devoted to gathering trash from
         the American segment of the Station for destructive reentry into the Earth's atmosphere with
         Progress M-56, planned for mid-September.
         At 12:40, he will continue the maintenance of the American space suits, working on the ionic
         and particulate filters in the cooling water loops. He will interrupt the suit maintenance at 13:10
         to perform one and a half hour of physical exercise on the CEVIS. At 14:40, he will continue
         the space suit maintenance.
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         Before the 1-hour midday meal break from 15:05 to 16:05 CET (13:05 to 14:05 ISS local time),
         Reiter will initiate at 15:00 the release into the Station's cabin air of fresh oxygen from the
         supplies in Progress M-57, which he will switch off immediately after lunch.
         Starting at 16:15, he will spend the first two hours of his afternoon work schedule together with
         Jeffrey Williams on the installation and check-out of the European Modular Cultivation System
         (EMCS). This part of the work will be for preparing and installing both centrifuges in the
         EMCS.
         At 18:15, he will do a 1-h physical exercise on the TVIS device and then, at 19:15, terminate
         the work for the space suit maintenance.
         At 20:15, Reiter will download for five minutes the data for all crewmembers from the physical
         exercises and medical tests with the TVIS, RED, and CEVIS devices and the Heart Rate
         Monitor to the Medical Equipment Computer of the ISS.
         In the meantime, ISS Commander Pavel Vinogradov will prepare for the ESA IMMUNO
         experiment session that he will conduct early tomorrow.
         At 20:20, Reiter and the other two crew members will start preparing the work for the
         following day. This preparation includes daily plan reviews and report preparations. They will
         interrupt it at 20:45 for the daily 15-minute evening planning conference with the ground. After
         the completion of the work preparation for the following day, at 21:30 CET (19:30 local ISS
         time), "presleep", which is the astronauts' free time for leisure and dinner, will start. They will
         go to sleep at 23:30 CET.

         Thursday, 17 August 2006:

         The three ISS astronauts, will be woken up at 8:00 CET and will have until 9:30 for their
         morning toilet and breakfast. Today, it will be Thomas Reiter's turn to perform immediately
         after wake-up the daily early morning switch-on of the pump in the European plasma physics
         facility PK-3 PLUS and Pavel Vinogradov will devote 20 minutes at 8:10 for filling the
         questionnaire and taking saliva samples for the ESA IMMUNO experiment.
         After breakfast, Reiter will start at 9:30 preparing his work for the day and then participate in
         the 15-minute daily morning planning conference with ground control starting at 10:00 to
         discuss the daily plan and procedures.
         At 10:15, Reiter will work for 10 minutes on the maintenance of the Metal Oxide (METOX)
         cartridges of the American EVA space suits.
         At 10:25, he will deactivate the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly of the environment control
         and life support system in the US Revitalisation Rack.
         At several moments between 10:35 and 12:50, Reiter will assist and observe NASA Flight
         Engineer Jeffrey Williams in the execution of the Anomalous Long Term Effects Anomalous
         Long Term Effects on Astronauts (ALTEA) experiment. Williams will perform the Central
         Nervous System Monitoring part of this Italian/American space radiation experiment.
         Assistance from a second crew member (i.e. Reiter) is required for the preparation of the
         experiment hardware, in particular the EEG cap that Williams will have to use during the
         experiment and for the electrode positioning and insertion. Reiter will also take photos of the
         EEG cap after the biosensors have been applied and during the execution of the experiment
         Reiter will observe whether Williams is still awake. At the end of the session, Reiter will
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         deactivate the experiment hardware and help Williams to take off the ALTEA mounted
         equipment.
         In the meantime, from 11:30 to 12:25, Reiter will clean the protective screens of ventilation
         ducts in the Russian Zarya module.
         At 12:50, Reiter will work on the set-up for a TV media event with the whole crew in the
         afternoon.
         From 13:00 to 14:30, he will do physical exercise on the Resistive Exercise Device (RED).
         From 14:30 to 15:30, he will prepare and initiate an experiment run in the new European
         plasma physics experiment facility PK-3 PLUS which allows carrying out research on complex
         plasmas under weightlessness conditions.
         At 15:30 h CET (13:30 h local ISS time), Reiter will have the usual one hour for the midday
         meal together with his two colleagues.
         After the meal, he will do the daily 30-minute maintenance of the life-support system in the
         Russian Zvezda module.
         From 17:00 to 18:00, he will terminate the PK-3 PLUS experiment run, download the
         experiment data to a computer and transfer them to the ground.
         At 18:00, he will do one hour of physical exercise on the CEVIS device.
         From 19:00 to 19:25, the whole ISS crew will be busy with a TV media event .
         At 19:25, Reiter will work on the condensate water in the Russian life support system, followed
         at 19:40 by work on the ISS inventory system.
         From 20:00 to 20:15, he will have a conference call with ground control for the preparation of
         the "RPM" by the next Space Shuttle. "RPM" stands for the "R-bar Pitch Manoeuvre", that is
         the back-flip manoeuvre that the next Space Shuttle will perform to allow for the ISS crew to
         inspect its surfaces for potential damage.
         At 20:20, Reiter will download to the Medical Equipment Computer the data of the whole crew
         resulting from their physical exercise and medical evaluation sessions with the TVIS, RED and
         CEVIS devices and the Heart Rate Monitor.
         From 20:25 to 20:45, Reiter will have time to prepare his work of the following day. This will
         be followed by the participation in the daily 15-minute planning conference of the evening,
         Afterwards, the two flight engineers (Reiter and Williams) will have further 30 minutes for the
         work preparation of the following day, while ISS Commander Pavel Vinogradov will fill in a
         questionnaire and take saliva samples for the ESA IMMUNO experiment..
         The daily work time of the crew will be over at 21:30 h CET (19:30 h local ISS time), and they
         will have time for dinner and for leisure activities. Before going to sleep, Reiter will switch off
         at 23:25 the pump of the European PK-3 PLUS facility. At 23:30 CET (21:30 local time) Reiter
         and the two other crew members will go to sleep until 8:00 next morning.

         Friday, 18 August 2006:

         The three astronauts will wake up at 8:00 h CET and will have until 9:30 for their morning
         toilet and breakfast. Immediately after wake-up, Thomas Reiter will have to switch on the
         pump in the European plasma physics research facility PK-3 PLUS.
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         From 9:30 to 10:10, the crew will have time for preparing their work for the day. This will be
         interrupted at 9:45 by the daily 15-minute planning conference with the mission control centres
         in Houston, Huntsville and Moscow to discuss the daily plan and procedures.
         At 10:10, Reiter will set up a video camera to film his exercise and that of Jeffrey Williams on
         the TVIS treadmill later during the morning. The video is required for biomechanical
         evaluation of the health status of the Expedition 13 crew members, as well as the evaluation of
         the hardware status.
         At 10:25, the crew will have another 15-minute conference call with the flight control team
         management located in the Russian mission control centre TsUP in Moscow.
         At 12:39, there will be a 10-minute pass over an ARISS radio amateur station on Earth which
         will be used by Jeffrey Williams to talk with school children.
         From 10:45 to 12:30, Thomas Reiter will prepack items for their later return to Earth on the
         next Space Shuttle flight. Then, starting at 12:30, he will have one hour of physical exercise on
         the TVIS treadmill, followed by one and a half hour of exercise on the Resistive Exercise
         Device (RED), before sharing 1-h of lunch with his colleagues, starting at 15:00 CET (13:00
         local ISS time).
         At 16:00, Reiter will stow away the video equipment that was used for filming the TVIS
         exercise and downlink the video to ground control. From 16:15 to 16:35, he will work on the
         ISS inventory system and from 16:40 to 19:30 he will initiate, perform and terminate another
         experiment run with the European plasma physics facility PK-3 PLUS and download the
         experiment data to a computer and downlink them to the ground.
         At 19:40, all three crew members will participate in a 30-minute conference call for the
         preparation of the content and timeline of the next Space Shuttle mission, followed 10 minutes
         later by the daily 15-minute evening planning conference for the activities of the following day.
         From 20:10 to 20:20 and 20:35 to 21:05 the crew has time set aside for the preparation of their
         work of the following day.
         At 21:05, the crew will have the weekly conference call with the NASA Flight Director in
         Houston. Leisure and dinner time will begin at 21:30 and the crew will go to sleep at 23:30.
         Before going to sleep, Thomas Reiter will switch off at 23:25 the pump of the European plasma
         physics facility PK-3 PLUS.

         Saturday, 19 August 2006:

         Saturday is an off-duty day for the crew, except for the weekly cleaning of the Station and two
         and a half hours of physical exercise for each crew member.
         The three astronauts will wake up at 8:00 CET (6:00 local ISS time) and will have one and a
         half hour for their morning toilet and breakfast. Thomas Reiter will have to switch on the pump
         of the PK-3 PLUS facility immediately after wake-up. At 9:30 h, the whole crew will do the
         usual 3-hour Saturday housekeeping work in the whole Station. Apart from the usual two and a
         half hours of daily physical exercise, which also applies during the weekend, and the weekly
         planning conference with the ground at 14:40 h, they only have some light tasks related to the
         scientific experiment programme. The purpose of the weekly planning conference between the
         ISS crew and the planning specialists on the ground is to discuss upcoming activities, the near-
         term schedule and any concerns about the upcoming on-orbit events.
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         From 15:30 to 16:10, Thomas Reiter will prepare and initiate another experiment run with the
         PK-3 PLUS facility,
         The crew's 1-hour midday meal is scheduled for 16:10 CET (14:10 local ISS time)
         From 17:20 to 19:15, Reiter will disconnect and deactivate PK-3 PLUS and transmit the
         experiment results to the ground.
         As during working days, the crew's dinner and leisure time ranges from 21:30 to 23:30 and at
         23:30 CET (21:30 local ISS time) they will go to sleep.

         Sunday, 20 August 2006:

         Sunday is another off-duty day for the crew. The three astronauts will wake up at 8:00 CET.
         Their only obligations during the day are the usual 2.5 hours daily physical exercise, the daily
         15-minute planning conference with the ground at 20:45 h and the preparation of their work for
         the next day between 20:15 h and 21:30 h. Their midday meal is scheduled for 15:30 CET
         (13:30 local ISS time) and they will go to sleep at 23:30 h. Thomas Reiter will have the
         possibility to communicate with his family in a private video conference of 20 minutes during
         the afternoon.


                               Dieter Isakeit
                         Head of the Erasmus Centre
           and ISS Increment 13 Mission Information Manager
         Directorate of Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration

								
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