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2003 Status Reports

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.17.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The first of the four solar arrays was removed on Nov. 24, the second and third arrays were removed Nov. 25, and the last array was removed on Dec. 1.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.10.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This week the Experiment Control Unit was removed and will be returned to Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.03.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. In preparation for the repair necessary to the spacecraft, the payload attach fitting was removed on Nov. 20.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.25.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Last week, in preparation for the repair necessary to the spacecraft, the payload attach fitting was removed which is used in mating it to the Delta II.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.20.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After a final review of test data before going to the launch pad, spacecraft management made a decision to reschedule the launch of Gravity Probe B.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.14.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. The installation of the four solar arrays, deployment testing and lighting tests have been successfully completed.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.05.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. Solar array installation began on Tuesday.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.29.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. Solar array installation began on Tuesday.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.22.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. Further testing of the Super Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) readouts are under way and will be complete this week.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.16.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. Testing of the Super Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) readouts are under way this week.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.09.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. The processing activities continue to go well and are on schedule.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.01.03 - Gravity Probe B is in NASA spacecraft processing hangar 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. The spacecraft and mission team have successfully completed a four-day mission simulation.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    09.24.03 - Gravity Probe B is at NASA spacecraft processing hangar 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. Conditioning of the dewar to a superfluid state has been completed.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    09.17.03 - Gravity Probe B is at NASA spacecraft processing hangar 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. The pumping down of the dewar which is filled with cryogenic liquid helium continues.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    09.10.03 - Gravity Probe B is at NASA spacecraft processing hangar 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. The pumping down of the dewar which is filled with cryogenic helium is continuing this week.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    09.04.03 - Gravity Probe B is at NASA spacecraft processing hangar 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. In processing activities this week, the initial filling of the dewar with cryogenic helium has been performed.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.27.03 - NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) was successfully launched on Monday, August 25, 2003, at 1:35:39.231 a.m. EDT.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.20.03 - The launch of NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) has been rescheduled to no earlier than Monday, Aug. 25, at 1:35:39 a.m. EDT.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.06.03 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., the SCISAT spacecraft was mated to the Pegasus launch vehicle on July 28.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.30.03 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., the SCISAT spacecraft was mated to the Pegasus launch vehicle, beginning on Monday, July 28, at 8 a.m., and completed by 10 p.m.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.23.03 - Today the spacecraft transponder is undergoing testing.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.17.03 - Spacecraft functional testing is underway this week.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.11.03 - Spacecraft functional testing is underway this week. The solar arrays are being attached to the spacecraft today.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.03.03 - The launch of the MER-B Mars Exploration Rover has been rescheduled to occur on Sunday, July 6.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.25.03 - The Flight Readiness Review was held on June 21, and afterward, a decision was made to postpone the launch by at least a couple of days.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.18.03 - The MER-1 rover, Opportunity, mated to the upper stage booster and contained within its payload transporter, rolled out of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility on Tuesday morning, June 17 at 1:58 a.m.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.13.03 - The MER-A Delta II launch vehicle carrying the "Spirit" Mars Exploration Rover was launched successfully from Pad 17-A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday, June 10.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.04.03 - The Flight Readiness Review for MER-A was held today in the Mission Briefing Room at KSC. At its conclusion, NASA managers affirmed Sunday, June 8 as the launch date for MER-A.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.27.03 - The MER-2 rover, mated to the upper stage booster and contained within its payload transporter rolled out of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility this morning at 2:20 a.m.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.21.03 - Three days of spin balance testing of MER-2 is scheduled to conclude today.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.14.03 - Mating of the MER-2 entry vehicle to the cruise stage was completed on May 7.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.05.03 - The launch of NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) air-launched Pegasus vehicle occurred on schedule on Monday, April 28 at 8 a.m.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.25.03 - The launch of NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) air-launched Pegasus vehicle is on schedule for launch over the Atlantic Ocean from Orbital's L-1011 carrier aircraft on Monday, April 28 at 8 a.m. EDT.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.14.03 - It has been determined that additional time is needed to complete launch readiness evaluations for the Delta II launch vehicle prior to holding the Flight Readiness Review.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.03.03 - Functional testing of SIRTF has been successfully completed and the spacecraft was mated to the Delta payload attach fitting on Mar. 31.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.26.03 - The GALEX test team is taking additional time to resolve an issue with a de-mated connector found during recent testing.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.19.03 - The GALEX test team needs additional time to resolve an issue with a de-mated connector found during recent testing.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.13.03 - In the Multipurpose Payload Processing Facility (MPPF), mating of the GALEX spacecraft to Pegasus launch vehicle is underway today.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.05.03 - Based on results of tests performed on the GALEX spacecraft on March 4, it has been determined that additional inspection of electrical connectors on the spacecraft is required that will require additional time for processing in the Multi-purpose Payload Processing Facility (MPPF).

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.28.03 - The Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier aircraft with the Pegasus launch vehicle arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Feb. 18.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.27.03 - The Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier aircraft with the Pegasus launch vehicle arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Feb. 18.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.19.03 - The Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier aircraft with the Pegasus launch vehicle arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. at 4:21 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.12.03 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Orbital Sciences Pegasus launch vehicle completed the second scheduled flight simulation on Sunday, Feb. 2.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.05.03 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Orbital Sciences Pegasus launch vehicle completed the second scheduled flight simulation (2b) on Sunday, Feb. 2.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    01.29.03 - The Propulsive Small Expendable Deployer System - called ProSEDS - is a tether-based propulsion experiment that draws power from the space environment around Earth, allowing the transfer of energy from the Earth to the spacecraft.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    01.22.03 - In the Multipurpose Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC, mating of the SORCE spacecraft to the Pegasus launch vehicle occurred on Jan. 5 and the fairing was installed around the spacecraft on Jan. 15.

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