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2008 Status Reports

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.17.08 - Due to the availability of the Western Range, the launch of OCO is being rescheduled to Feb. 23. A new schedule of spacecraft and launch vehicle processing is currently being developed to support that date.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.04.08 - The work to prepare the OCO spacecraft for launch continues to go well. Testing of the spacecraft systems and science instruments is complete. The next step is to fuel the spacecraft and perform flight battery reconditioning.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.21.08 - The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Nov. 4 aboard a C-5 aircraft. It was taken to NASA payload processing facility 1610 located on north Vandenberg.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.18.08 - The Orbiting Carbon Observatory arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Nov. 11. It was shipped from spacecraft facilities in Dulles, Va. by Orbital Sciences, builder of the spacecraft.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.17.08 - After mating to the Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier aircraft on Oct. 6, the aircraft carrying the Pegasus XL rocket with IBEX departed Vandenberg Air Force Base Oct. 11.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.03.08 - The IBEX spacecraft, its associated upper stage booster and the Pegasus XL rocket are in the Orbital Sciences Corporation launch vehicle hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    09.26.08 - IBEX was attached to the Pegasus XL rocket on Tuesday, Sept 23. A check of the critical systems of the spacecraft was performed on the spacecraft Thursday following mating with the launch vehicle.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    09.19.08 - The IBEX spacecraft, its upper stage booster and the Pegasus XL rocket are in the Orbital Sciences launch vehicle hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.29.08 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, final spin-balance testing of the integrated IBEX spacecraft and upper stage booster flight stack was successfully completed on Aug. 16.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.15.08 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., the IBEX spacecraft was fueled with hydrazine control propellant on Aug. 12. This was followed by spacecraft spin balancing on Aug. 14.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.08.08 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this week, the IBEX spacecraft is undergoing testing of its science instruments. On Monday, Aug. 11, the spacecraft will be fueled.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.01.08 - The IBEX spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, July 28. It was taken to the Astrotech Space Operations facility for processing.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.06.08 - NASA is targeting no earlier than June 11 for the launch of the GLAST spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. The launch window extends from 11:45 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. EDT and remains unchanged through Aug. 7.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.30.08 - The launch of NASA's GLAST spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is being scheduled for Thursday, June 5, instead of no earlier than June 3.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.23.08 - The rollout of the GLAST spacecraft from Astrotech to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station began shortly after midnight on May 17.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.16.08 - At Astrotech this week, the GLAST spacecraft underwent final closeouts in preparation for being transported to the launch pad. It was mated to the launch vehicle's payload attach fitting on Wednesday.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.09.08 - NASA management currently is targeting no earlier than June 3 for the liftoff of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, atop a Delta II rocket.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.02.08 - At Pad 17-B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, a cryogenic test of the Delta II first stage for the GLAST mission is scheduled for May 7. This test includes a countdown and the loading aboard of liquid oxygen as a leak check of the first stage.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.25.08 - At Pad 17-B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Delta II second stage was hoisted into position on Tuesday. Upcoming milestones include a cryogenic test of the first stage using liquid oxygen, along with an associated countdown operation.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.18.08 - At Pad 17-B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the GLAST mission's Delta II second stage is planned to be hoisted atop the first stage on Monday. This week, work to complete the manufacturing, testing and evaluation of the new H-beam associated with the lifting of the second stage was completed.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.11.08 - At Pad 17-B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Delta II first stage and nine solid rocket boosters have been erected. During preparations to hoist the second stage atop the first stage, an incident occurred which caused an adapter beam associated with the lifting operation to fracture.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.04.08 - The GLAST spacecraft's solar array illumination test is occurring today. This weekend, the work to install the Ku-band communications transmitter will begin. A functional test will follow on Tuesday.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.28.08 - The spacecraft comprehensive performance tests continue on GLAST. Next week, the illumination test of the twin solar arrays is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, and they will then be stowed for flight on Thursday.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.21.08 - Twin solar arrays were attached to the GLAST spacecraft on Thursday, March 20. A solar array deployment test is under way today and will be followed by a solar array illumination test on April 2.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.14.08 - Prelaunch preparations are under way on NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope after the spacecraft's arrival in Florida on March 4.

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