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09.14.07 - On Tuesday, the Dawn spacecraft arrived at Pad 17-B at 5:10 a.m. after an overnight rollout from the Astrotech payload processing facility and was secured atop the Delta II rocket.
09.07.07 - Dawn spacecraft operational readiness testing is complete. Technicians will be installing Dawn into the payload canister on Sept. 10 for transportation to Launch Complex 17.
07.27.07 - Phoenix was transported to Pad 17-A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for mating to the Delta II on Monday, July 23. The flight program verification test was successful.
07.20.07 - Mating of Phoenix to the upper-stage booster occurred Tuesday, July 17. Spacecraft engineers installed the heat shield onto the cruise stage Thursday, July 19.
07.13.07 - Engineers successfully performed the spin testing of Phoenix this week. Mating of Phoenix to the upper-stage booster is scheduled for July 17.
07.03.07 - The flight readiness review for NASA's Dawn spacecraft was completed on Tuesday. All technical issues were cleared.
06.27.07 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on the pad and being prepared for Flight Program Verification on June 29.
06.18.07 - Over the weekend, Dutch Space personnel completed the solar array repair on NASA's Dawn spacecraft as planned, and spacecraft processing continues on schedule.
06.14.07 - NASA is investigating a minor mishap affecting the Dawn spacecraft. During a procedure to prepare the spacecraft for testing, the back of a solar array panel was slightly damaged.
06.06.07 - The Delta II first stage for the Dawn mission was hoisted into the launcher after a postponement due to high wind at the launch pad. Erection of the nine solid rocket boosters then began.
05.25.07 - Solar array installation and deployment tests on Dawn are scheduled to be completed Friday. It is scheduled to move to the hazardous processing facility on May 28.
05.18.07 - Next week, the two spacecraft solar arrays, each consisting of four panels, will be attached to the Dawn spacecraft and undergo deployment testing.
05.11.07 - Mission system performance testing continues on NASA's Dawn spacecraft and is planned to finish Friday. Processing of NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is also under way.
05.07.07 - Comprehensive performance testing continues on NASA's Dawn spacecraft. A test of the primary communications antenna is scheduled for May 21.
04.27.07 - The "command and data handling" portion of the Comprehensive Performance Test was completed on April 19 on the Dawn spacecraft. Additional tests are in progress.
04.23.07 - NASA's AIM spacecraft was mated to the Pegasus XL rocket on April 4, and an integrated flight simulation was successfully completed during the week of April 13.
04.13.07 - NASA's AIM spacecraft was mated to the Pegasus XL rocket on April 4. An integrated flight simulation was successfully completed earlier this week.
04.06.07 - NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) spacecraft was mated to the Pegasus XL rocket on Wednesday. An integrated flight simulation is scheduled for early next week.
03.30.07 - Technicians have completed cleaning and calibrating the instruments and installed the spacecraft separation system on NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) spacecraft.
03.23.07 - Since NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base on March 10, the prelaunch processing has gone well and is on schedule.
02.13.07 - The launch of THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions During Substorms) aboard a Delta II rocket scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, has been postponed 24 hours.
02.09.07 - THEMIS was transported from Astrotech payload processing facility to Pad 17-B. The final major test, the Flight Program Verification, was successfully conducted on Feb. 6.
02.02.07 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center, transportation of THEMIS to Pad 17-B was rescheduled from today until early Saturday morning.
01.26.07 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility near KSC, engineers and technicians are preparing the THEMIS spacecraft for mating to the upper stage booster, planned for Monday.
01.19.07 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center, engineers and technicians successfully completed spin-balance testing of THEMIS on Jan. 12.
01.12.07 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center, engineers finished installing the five THEMIS probes onto the spacecraft's probe carrier on Wednesday.
01.05.07 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility, fueling of the THEMIS spacecraft is under way this week. The probes will be installed onto the payload carrier Jan. 9 to 11.