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
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SAMS EML Ops
SAMS EML Ops
Sep 27 – Oct 1 all-day
 
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FIR ACE-T1-3 (Flight Ops) 11:30 am
FIR ACE-T1-3 (Flight Ops)
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – Oct 8 @ 8:30 am
ACE-T1-3 ACE Module S/N 2013 powered science operations, Science Run 4.  FINAL WEEK OF ACE SCIENCE OPERATIONS!
CIR CFIG-2 & Bottle Replacement (Flight Ops) 7:15 am
CIR CFIG-2 & Bottle Replacement (Flight Ops)
Oct 4 @ 7:15 am – 8:15 am
7:15 – 7:30 EDT – Mark Vande Hei gathers hardware for bottle replacement 7:30 – 8:10 EDT – Shane Kimbrough replaces the bottle on Manifold #4 8:10 – 23:40 EDT – Perform ACME CFI-G Inverse Read more about CIR CFIG-2 & Bottle Replacement (Flight Ops)[…]
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops) 10:00 am
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops)
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
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CIR CFIG-2 (Flight Ops) 6:40 am
CIR CFIG-2 (Flight Ops)
Oct 7 @ 6:40 am – 1:00 pm
Perform FOMA operations to prepare for a fuel bottle and oxygen bottle replacement and to prepare the chamber for crew access
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SAMS EML Ops
SAMS EML Ops
Oct 11 – Oct 15 all-day
 
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops) 10:00 am
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops)
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
FIR Confocal Test Target Config (Flight Ops) 10:35 am
FIR Confocal Test Target Config (Flight Ops)
Oct 11 @ 10:35 am – 11:45 am
Megan McArthur removes ACE-T1-3 Module S/N 2013 and configures LMM AFC for Confocal Test Target Flat Field Imaging, Module S/N 2001.
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CIR CFIG-1 (Flight Ops) 4:15 am
CIR CFIG-1 (Flight Ops)
Oct 12 @ 4:15 am – 2:45 pm
Configure ACME Chamber Insert for CFI-G Part 1 Repeat Test Day 4:15 – 4:45 EDT, flexible – Megan McArthur gathers hardware from stowage 10:00 – 13:35 EDT – Megan McArthur configures the ACME Chamber Insert Read more about CIR CFIG-1 (Flight Ops)[…]
FIR Confocal Test Target (Flight Ops) 8:00 am
FIR Confocal Test Target (Flight Ops)
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – Oct 13 @ 1:30 am
 
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CIR Bottle Replacement & Chamber Prep (Flight Ops) 7:45 am
CIR Bottle Replacement & Chamber Prep (Flight Ops)
Oct 13 @ 7:45 am – 4:10 pm
6:45 – 7:00 7:45 – 8:00 EDT – Shane Kimbrough gathers hardware for bottle replacement 7:00 – 8:10 8:00 – 9:10 EDT – Shane Kimbrough sets the Valve Timers and replaces the bottles on Manifold Read more about CIR Bottle Replacement & Chamber Prep (Flight Ops)[…]
FIR Confocal Test Target (Flight Ops) 8:00 am
FIR Confocal Test Target (Flight Ops)
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 14 @ 1:30 am
 
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CIR Bottle Replacement (Flight Ops) 6:20 am
CIR Bottle Replacement (Flight Ops)
Oct 14 @ 6:20 am – 12:45 pm
Bottle Replacement 6:20 – 6:35 EDT – Megan McArthur gathers hardware for bottle replacement 6:35 – 7:15 EDT – Megan McArthur replaces the bottle on Manifold #4 7:15 – 12:45 EDT – Monitor Bottle Pressures
FIR File Maintenance (Flight Ops) 8:00 am
FIR File Maintenance (Flight Ops)
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – Oct 15 @ 1:30 am
 
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CIR CFIG-2 and FOMA (Flight Ops) 8:30 am
CIR CFIG-2 and FOMA (Flight Ops)
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am – Oct 19 @ 12:00 am
Perform ACME CFI-G Test Point with 30% butane/70% nitrogen – Repeat Test Day, Perform FOMA operations to prepare for a fuel bottle replacement
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops) 10:00 am
SAMS – CU (Flight Ops)
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
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CIR Bottle Replacement (Flight Ops) 4:15 am
CIR Bottle Replacement (Flight Ops)
Oct 19 @ 4:15 am – 11:00 am
Bottle Replacement 4:15 – 4:30 EDT – Shane Kimbrough gathers hardware for bottle replacement 4:30 – 5:30 EDT – Shane Kimbrough replaces the bottles on Manifold #2 and Manifold #4 5:30 – 11:00 EDT – Read more about CIR Bottle Replacement (Flight Ops)[…]
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CIR FOMA Calibration (Flight Ops) 4:15 am
CIR FOMA Calibration (Flight Ops)
Oct 21 @ 4:15 am – 6:45 pm
FOMA Calibration 4:15 – 4:40 EDT – Shane Kimbrough closes the bottle valves on all bottles, sets Valve Timers to Oxygen, actuates CIR GN2 Relief Valve 4:40 – 6:15 EDT – Powered operations to collect Read more about CIR FOMA Calibration (Flight Ops)[…]
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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