Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
Atlas 1/May 19
The AC-77 Atlas1 (Atlas Centaur) rocket is scheduled to arrive at the Skid Strip on Cape Canaveral Air Station on Apr. 4 and be offloaded on Apr. 5. It will be transported to Hangar J for receiving inspections. The erection of the Atlas first stage at Complex 36, Pad B is scheduled for Apr. 6. The Centaur second stage, or upper stage, will be erected the following day.
At Astrotech, work on GOES-J continues on schedule. The sounder and imager electronics boxes were removed from the satellite. At the recommendation of the instrument manufacturer, ITT in Ft. Wayne, Ind., two printed circuit cards were removed and sent to the factory for rework. The circuit cards were returned today and the imager and sounder electronics boxes are being reinstalled. A re-test is scheduled Friday.
The spacecraft end-to-end communications test and the network compatibility test were held last week as scheduled and were completed without any significant issues.
Status reports are available at: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/status/index.html
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