Mission Support Rooms
|MISSION SUPPORT CENTER – MSC
The Mission Support Centre (MSC) represents the key element for allowing the PMM/MPLM Engineering Team to provide the sustaining engineering of MPLM/PMM. The MSC is part of the network developed by ASI to support the activities related to the ISS, ASINet. Through ASINet the MSC is connected to the JSC and KSC NASA centres. The MSC provides support real time during the PMM/MPLM mission operations, receiving real time data from Shuttle and ISS, providing access to mission voice loops and live video, as well as to mission archived data, to support mission simulations, to support real time ground test execution on PMM/MPLM at KSC and to access to all mission archived data for trend analysis. The MSC has been also equipped with a dedicated console with some capabilities allowing access to MSFC resources for P/L support. Several MSC capabilities, in particular Voice Loops and Video, can be extended to support P/L operations (as done during HPA and Elite S2 execution on board ISS). The MSC is composed by seven consoles:
Six are dedicated to the engineering team and one to the ground controller, each of them having a workstation, for receiving real time telemetry data and data archive, a pc for database, documentation and data processing and the voice loop system for voice communication with NASA centres. ALTEC has developed the architecture of the ALTEC MSC and the software used for data management and archive.
ENGINEERING SUPPORT CENTER – ESC
ALTEC has created an Engineering Support Center – ESC – to provide support to the ESA programs developed within the International Space Station program (Columbus, Payloads, ATV). The ESC is connected directly to the Columbus Control Center (near Monaco of Bavaria) as well as several European centers responsible for the on orbit operation of the various payloads (EDR, FSL, SOLAR).
SUPERVISION & COORDINATION STATION – SSC
The Supervision & Coordination Station (SSC) has five dedicated workstations supporting the “demo” mission of SMAT-F1 with a hardware configuration divided in two parts: