March 5, 1996:
Day 065 Swing Shift Journal
Our main responsibility is to watch & analyze Real Time telemetry from HST. Here are a few examples of some of the activities that a Shift Supervisor might do in parallel. (Note that the SI Flight Controller is watching the science and the DMS Flight controller is watch his data at the same time (it's like putting together a puzzle) as the Shift Supervisor is doing the following:)
19:20 (2:20pm) Staffing - Bassford On/Cooper Off Verified Ground System Computer Configuration 19:31 NSSC1 Load - Uplinked N28B9850L to Payload computer on HST (NASA Standard Spacecraft Computer=3DNSSC1). 19:44 NSSC1 Load - Completed. Science Instruments Flight Controller verified Command counter and successful transmit for a good load. 19:00 Forward Service to HST ended for this Event 19:50 Talked with Data Management Subsystem Engineer about a report for our next weeks schedule (called NEWRUL) that may have a few invalid data points. Need to use alternate report until NEWRUL has been fixed (for about 40min). 20:01 LOS - return service for this event completed ( we get our telemetry/data from a return service) 20:10 Gave briefing to STGT Controller for upcoming service 20:15 AOS - both the return and forward services for this event begin 20:18 Sent commands to HST & GCMR to STGT to begin tracking HST (Went Mode 1). 20:29 Sent commands to HST to complete tracking ('went Mode 2') 21:06 LOS for this event 21:07 Gave briefing to STGT Controller for upcoming service 21:07 AOS for this event 21:10 Answered questions from several SE's about current commanding configuration and our data base. 21:39 LOS 21:50 Gave briefing to STGT Controller for upcoming service 21:58 AOS 22:10 Received/logged/& photo-copied TDRS schedule changes from NCC for several times over next few days. 22:35 Sent commands to HST & GCMR to STGT to begin tracking HST (Went Mode 1). 22:47 Sent commands to HST to complete tracking (went Mode 2) 22:49 LOS for this event 23:05 Straightened out console documentation 23:10 Gave briefing to STGT Controller for upcoming service 23:13 AOS 23:29 LOS 23:35 Talked with Data Operations Control Center for initial requirements for setting up out Back up control center 23:47 Gave briefing to STGT Controller for upcoming service 23:52 AOS 00:00 Day change to GMT day 066. 00:20 Worked on construction a new rotating shift schedule 00:27 LOS 00:29 Gave briefing to STGT Controller for upcoming service 00:34 AOS 00:50 Continued work on new schedule 01:12 LOS 01:17 Gave briefing to STGT Controller for upcoming service 01:20 Answered questions from FC's about tomorrow Servicing Mission 2 Simulation. 01:23 AOS (for both our Return & Forward Services) 01:30 Talked with Mike Kohout about configuring our VDS (phone systems) to each Flight controller's needs for the Simulation. 01:40 Logged on to MVIP (terminal) to check out system for Simulation 02:10 Gave briefing to STGT Controller for upcoming service 02:16 LOS 02:17 AOS (both Return and Forward services begin) 02:20 Wrote up briefing for next shift's Shift Supervisor (my relief) 02:40 Verified validity of MVIP (terminal) brought into back up string for our back up command center. Set up back up system to match current Real Time string system. 02:49 Forward Service ends 02:55 LOS (return Service ends) 03:00 Tested back up system by sending a command through our line. 03:10 Started transferring Flight Controllers over to back up system at our back up commanding facility. We'll use our back up facility for the next day to run Real Time operations. Our normal facility (MOR) will be used to run tomorrow Servicing Mission 2 Simulation. 03:25 Shift Briefing given for next 20 min to my relief. At same time: 03:26 NSSC1 Load sent to HST's payload computer. 03:50 (10:50pm) 8 hour day completed. Time for me to go home while another Shift Supervisor's day begins.