GRC ISS Payload Operations Center

Welcome to the Glenn ISS Payload Operations Center web portal. The GIPOC is a facility that provides around-the-clock operations support for GRC resident/supported microgravity experiments, allowing payload developers to monitor and perform their science experiments and distribute payload information to their remote science community. The GIPOC provides assigned payload services to the International Space Station (ISS) program, Artemis program, and other programs as required.
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FACILITY HISTORY

Glenn has played a major role in conducting ISS space experiments. Beginning in 1993, GRC developed NASA’s first GIPOC to provide ground support for experiments on-board Space Shuttle flights. In preparation for the launch and operations of the GRC Fluids and Combustion Facility on-board ISS, the GIPOC went through a major renovation and expansion during 2000-2001, more than doubling the capacity to 5000 sq. ft. Since 2001, the GIPOC has provided continuous support for diverse microgravity research experiments and other GRC technology experiments onboard the ISS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while requiring relatively minor crew intervention.

The GIPOC is a secure, multipurpose facility designed to provide dedicated support for simultaneous training, simulations, and real-time operations of space experiments on-board the ISS, support Artemis operations to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024, and support Orion operations that will take astronauts to deep space. The facility consists of the GIPOC (Building 333, Room 150), the GIPOC Communication and Network Support Room (Building 333, Room 151), the GIPOC Operations and Support Rooms (Building 333, Room 153 and 155), and a visitors viewing area that provides access on a noninterference basis during critical operations.

GIPOC Calendar

GIPOC Team Calendar
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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FIR CCU Replacement (Flight ops) 4:05 am
FIR CCU Replacement (Flight ops)
Jun 1 @ 4:05 am – 4:30 pm
Shane Kimbrough Removes FCF Hard Drive S/N 2012 from CCU and installs new Hard Drive S/N 2204. Powered operations to update the CCU to the current software configuration.
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FIR ACE-T2-3 (Flight ops) 8:30 am
FIR ACE-T2-3 (Flight ops)
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – Jun 4 @ 2:30 am
ACE-T2-3 ACE Module S/N 2018 powered science operations.
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 8:30 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – Jun 3 @ 12:00 am
Perform ACME CFI-G Test Point with 30% ethane/70% nitrogen – Test Day 9 (Day 8 of 10)
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CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 8:00 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Transfer & Downlink Image Files
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CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 8:45 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 4 @ 8:45 am – 1:45 pm
Perform FOMA operations to reduce chamber pressure
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FIR ACE-T2-3 (Flight ops) 7:00 am
FIR ACE-T2-3 (Flight ops)
Jun 5 @ 7:00 am – Jun 7 @ 9:00 pm
ACE-T2-3 ACE Module S/N 2018 powered science operations.
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FIR ACE-T2-3 (Flight ops) 11:00 am
FIR ACE-T2-3 (Flight ops)
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm
Megan McArthur to remove ACE-T2 ACE Module S/N 2018 and replace with ACE-T11-R Module S/N 2017. ACE-T11-R ACE Module S/N 2017 powered science operations.
Orion ESR (Simulation)
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 4:20 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 8 @ 4:20 am – 10:45 am
Bottle Replacement 4:20 – 4:35 7:05 – 7:20 7:45 – 8:00 EDT – Shane Kimbrough gathers hardware for bottle replacement 4:35 – 5:15 7:20 – 8:00 8:00 – 8:40 EDT – Shane Kimbrough replaces the Read more about CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)[…]
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MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops) 5:55 am
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops)
Jun 9 @ 5:55 am – 7:50 am
Shane Kimbrough installs hardware in MSG, then installs sample trays 1 &2.
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MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops) 3:40 am
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops)
Jun 10 @ 3:40 am – 5:20 am
Megan McArthur removes sample trays 1 & 2 and installs sample trays 3 & 4.
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MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops) 6:15 am
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops)
Jun 11 @ 6:15 am – 7:30 am
Megan McArthur removes sample trays 3 & 4 and then removes Lyo-2 equipment from MSG.
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 9:00 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – Jun 12 @ 1:15 am
Perform ACME CFI-G Test Point with 30% ethane/70% nitrogen – Test Day 10 (Day 9 of 10), Perform FOMA operations to prepare for a fuel bottle replacement
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MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops) 5:15 am
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops)
Jun 14 @ 5:15 am – 5:40 am
Shane Kimbrough installs sample trays.
CIR Bottle Replacement (Flight ops) 7:05 am
CIR Bottle Replacement (Flight ops)
Jun 14 @ 7:05 am – 8:20 pm
Bottle Replacement 7:15 – 7:30 7:05 -7:20 EDT – Mark Vande Hei gathers hardware for bottle replacement 7:30 – 8:30 7:20 – 8:20 EDT – Mark Vande Hei replaces the bottles on Manifold #2 and Read more about CIR Bottle Replacement (Flight ops)[…]
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops) 10:00 am
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops)
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
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MSG PBRE-WR (Flight ops) 4:25 am
MSG PBRE-WR (Flight ops)
Jun 15 @ 4:25 am – 6:55 am
Victor Glover removes and stows PBRE Hardware from MSG
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FIR ACE-T11-R (Flight ops) 8:30 am
FIR ACE-T11-R (Flight ops)
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – Jun 19 @ 11:00 am
ACE-T11-R ACE Module S/N 2017 powered science operations.
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 9:00 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Perform File Updates on the IOP and ACME, Perform File Maintenance
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops) 10:40 am
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops)
Jun 17 @ 10:40 am – 12:20 pm
Akihiko Hoshide removes sample trays and installs the next set.
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FIR ACE-T11-R (Flight ops) 8:00 am
FIR ACE-T11-R (Flight ops)
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – Jun 25 @ 2:30 am
ACE-T11-R ACE Module S/N 2017 powered science operations.
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops) 10:00 am
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops)
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
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Orion ESR (Simulation)
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 7:00 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 23 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Perform ACME CFI-G Test Points with 30% butane/70% nitrogen – Test Day 6 (Day 10 of 10)
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MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops) 4:25 am
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops)
Jun 24 @ 4:25 am – 5:50 am
Megan McArthur removes sample trays and installs the next set.
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 8:00 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Transfer & Downlink Image Files
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SAMS (Flight ops) 1:00 am
SAMS (Flight ops)
Jun 25 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
This crew activity pulls a spare SAMS sensor head along with cabling and seat track device and mounts the SAMS sensor on MSRR to support an investigation as to the feasibility from a vibratory disturbance Read more about SAMS (Flight ops)[…]
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops) 6:25 am
MSG Lyophilization (Flight ops)
Jun 25 @ 6:25 am – 7:40 am
Shane Kimbrough removes Lyo-2 hardware from MSG and stows.
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops) 7:10 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight ops)
Jun 25 @ 7:10 am – 12:10 pm
Perform FOMA operations to prepare for a fuel bottle replacement and to prepare the chamber for crew access
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TSC HVAC Outage 7:00 am
TSC HVAC Outage
Jun 26 @ 7:00 am – Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm
Standalones in place in rooms 150 and 151.
MSG InSPACE-4 (Flight ops) 5:40 am
MSG InSPACE-4 (Flight ops)
Jun 26 @ 5:40 am – 8:40 am
Shane Kimbrough installs InSPACE4 in MSG.
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SUPPORT SERVICES OVERVIEW

GIPOC FACILITY CONTACTS

Kevin McPherson, GIPOC Facility Program Manager: 216-433-6162 (office); 216-509-2155 (cell)
kevin.m.mcpherson@nasa.gov

Andrea Marchica, GIPOC Project and Integration Manager: 216-433-5297 (office); 216-212-3369 (cell)
andrea.marchica@nasa.gov

James Dilport, IT Administrator: 216-433-6183 (office)
james.h.dilport@nasa.gov

Jeremy Schillinger, IT Administrator: 216-433-3666 (office)
jeremy.c.schillinger@nasa.gov

Donna Davis, Data Acquisition Engineer: 216-433-6185 (office)
davisd@zin-tech.com

Ken Hrovat, Microgravity Data Analyst: 216-433-5376 (office)
kenneth.hrovat@nasa.gov

Beth Curtis, GIPOC Support Specialist: 440-223-5979 (cell)
sharon.b.curtis@nasa.gov

HOSC/POIC CONTACTS

Hal Greenlee / Marshall OPS 256-544-6145
HOSC Help Desk 256-544-5066