MARES commissioning encompasses two phases successively performed by NASA and European Space Agency (ESA). The first phase (which has been completed) was under NASA’s responsibility and encompassed rack reconfiguration, power tests and final stowed configuration assembly. This is followed by the ESA commissioning campaign, which is divided into two parts. This investigation focuses on the second on-orbit MARES commissioning session. The objective of this session is to test the on-orbit MARES Flight Model usability by human operators and subjects.
The HRF Ultrasound (USND2), MARES electromyograph (EMG) and Percutaneous Muscle Stimulator II (PEMS II) may also be used to verify the functionality of the MARES rack and the synchronization between the MARES rack and remote hardware. This will verify the operational aspect of MARES under real utilization conditions.
The data generated by MARES and other external devices, will be used to assess the quality, operability and integrity of MARES for human use. The data will not be used for any scientific analysis and purpose. Therefore, it will not be disclosed to any scientific community, and is restricted to mandatory engineering personnel.