[FPSPACE] FW: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
ljk4 at msn.com
Thu Jun 14 10:18:52 EDT 2007
>From: KSC News Center <ksc at newsletters.nasa.gov>
>To: KSC News Center <ksc at newsletters.nasa.gov>
>Subject: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
>Date: 14 Jun 2007 07:16:32 -0700
>George H. Diller
>Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
>STATUS REPORT: ELV-061407
>EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT
>Location: Astrotech Space Operations Facility
>Launch Pad: 17-B
>Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7925-H
>Launch Date: July 7, 2007
>Launch Time: 4:09:31 - 4:36:22 p.m. EDT
>NASA is investigating a minor mishap affecting the Dawn spacecraft. On
>June 11, during a procedure to prepare the spacecraft for
>spin-balance testing, the back of a solar array panel was slightly
>damaged by a technician's tool. No solar cells were broken. The
>necessary minor repairs will be made this weekend. There is no impact
>to the launch date of July 7.
>Loading of xenon for the ion propulsion system was completed last
>week. Hydrazine, used for spacecraft control and maneuvering, was
>loaded aboard June 10. The spacecraft was then weighed and placed on
>a spin table for a series of spin tests that are currently under way.
>Dawn will be mated to its associated upper-stage booster on June 21
>and transported to Pad 17-B for mating to the Delta II on June 26.
>At Pad 17-B, the operations to attach the Delta II solid rocket
>boosters to the first stage are complete. The second stage is planned
>to be hoisted atop the first stage on Friday.
>Location: Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility
>Launch Pad: 17-A
>Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7925
>Launch Date: Aug. 3, 2007
>Launch Time: 5:35:18 a.m. EDT
>The cruise system verification test is complete.
>The planned testing of the landing radar is complete for now and will
>be resumed later.
>Next week, technicians will install the parachute and associated
>mortar and ordnance. The solar array also will be deployed on the
>cruise stage for a planned test.
>The first stage of the Delta II will be hoisted into the launcher at
>Pad 17-A on June 18.
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