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12.23.09 - The Centaur upper stage, the second stage of the Atlas V rocket scheduled to launch NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, was transported from the hangar at the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center (ASOC), to the Vertical Integration Facility located at Launch Complex 41.
12.18.09 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility, Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) solar arrays were inspected and cleaned.
12.01.09 - At Space Launch Complex 2, work to install the Delta II payload fairing around NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft was completed as planned on Nov. 25.
11.24.09 - NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft was transported from the Astrotech payload processing facility to Space Launch Complex 2 on Nov. 20.
11.17.09 - The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) aboard the Delta II is being rescheduled by approximately two days. A launch date of Dec. 9 currently is under review.
11.06.09 - Testing has been conducted successfully on the Tracking & Data Relay Satellite transmitter that will be used on the Delta II rocket for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer launch.
10.30.09 - Build-up of the Delta II rocket at Space Launch Complex 2 was completed last week as planned.
10.16.09 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility on north Vandenberg, work has been under way this week to set up the necessary ground support equipment for loading of the cryogenic hydrogen which will be used to supercool the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.
10.09.09 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility on north Vandenberg, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft testing is complete.
10.02.09 - At the Astrotech payload processing facility on north Vandenberg, WISE spacecraft processing is going well and continues on schedule. The spacecraft instrument closeouts are under way.
09.18.09 - To accommodate readiness of the STSS Demo spacecraft, the launch of the Delta II has been rescheduled for no earlier than Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. EDT. The launch window is 60 minutes in duration.
09.11.09 - The Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrators Program spacecraft Interface Verification Test with the Delta II rocket and the spacecraft functional test that followed are both complete.
09.04.09 - Prelaunch preparations at Pad 17B for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrators Program are going well and are on schedule.
08.31.09 - The Delta II for launch of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrators Program was powered on last week for state of health checks and associated testing. Configuring of Launch Pad 17-B for launch also is under way.
08.21.09 - Configuring Launch Pad 17-B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for launch of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrators Program is under way.
08.17.09 - At Pad 17-B, work has been on hold while the launch team focused on an Air Force Delta II on adjacent Pad 17-A. The vehicle launched at 6:35 a.m. EDT with the final Air Force Global Positioning System navigation satellite in the current GPS IIR series. This week the launch team will begin processing for STSS-Demo.
08.07.09 - Ground support equipment for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft will arrive at Vandenberg on Monday, Aug. 10.
07.31.09 - At Pad 17-B, no significant work is being undertaken to allow the launch team to work on the Air Force Delta II on adjacent Pad 17-A.
07.24.09 - At Pad B on Launch Complex 17, liquid oxygen leak checks of the first stage of the Delta II for the STSS-Demo mission were completed successfully on July 20. For this test, the first stage was filled with liquid oxygen during a simulated countdown.
07.17.09 - At Pad B on Launch Complex 17, liquid oxygen leak checks of the first stage of the Delta II for the STSS-Demo mission are scheduled next week on July 20. For this test, the first stage will be filled with liquid oxygen during a simulated countdown.
06.23.09 - At Complex 41 on June 18, LRO/LCROSS was launched successfully by the Atlas V rocket. Liftoff was at 5:32:00.1 p.m. EDT.
06.12.09 - The Flight Readiness Review for LRO/LCROSS was held on June 10, and at its conclusion, there were no issues or concerns which would preclude a launch next week on June 17.
06.05.09 - At Launch Complex 41 on June 1, the integrated systems test, an electrical test between the LRO/LCROSS spacecraft and the Atlas V launch vehicle, was completed successfully.
06.01.09 - Early Thursday morning, the United Launch Alliance team transported the LRO/LCROSS spacecraft from the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., to the Atlas vertical integration facility at Launch Complex 41.
05.22.09 - In preparation for the LRO/LCROSS launch at Launch Complex 41, the Atlas V launch vehicle wet dress was successfully completed on May 15.
05.15.09 - NASA decided to move the LRO/LCROSS from a June 2 window to a June 17 window so as to allow the LCROSS team additional time to mitigate a potential thrust disturbance associated with the Atlas V Centaur fill/drain valves.
05.08.09 - The GOES-O launch aboard a Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 currently is scheduled for no earlier than June 26.
05.01.09 - At the Astrotech Space Operations Facility, the GOES-O spacecraft is enclosed in the payload fairing. The spacecraft remains in excellent health and is ready to be moved to the launch pad once a launch date has been determined.
04.24.09 - The GOES-O launch aboard a Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 currently is scheduled for no earlier than May 20.
04.17.09 - Processing continues at Launch Complex 37 for the GOES-O launch. Troubleshooting on the Delta IV rocket after last week's wet dress rehearsal and tanking test revealed a leak in a fitting in the first stage liquid oxygen vent system.
04.10.09 - At Launch Complex 37, the Delta IV "wet dress rehearsal," a countdown dress rehearsal with the rocket fully fueled, was conducted on April 8 in preparations to launch the GOES-O spacecraft.
04.03.09 - A partial charging of the GOES-O spacecraft batteries has been performed and a power command functional test of the spacecraft power subsystem has been successfully completed.
03.27.09 - The GOES-O spacecraft was placed on a special stand on March 22 for propellant functional testing and fueling preparations. A second check with the Delta IV payload attach fitting is planned for March 28.
03.24.09 - Preparations to prepare the GOES-O weather satellite for launch are going well and are on schedule. Closeouts of the imager, sounder and spacecraft optics were finished last week as planned.
03.13.09 - The Kepler telescope was launched on March 6, 2009, at 10:49:57.465 p.m. EST. The spacecraft was acquired by the Deep Space Network's Goldstone tracking station in California at 12:11 a.m. on March 7.
02.27.09 - Engineers are reviewing hardware on the Taurus launch vehicle for commonality with the Delta II rocket carrying the Kepler telescope.
02.20.09 - At the launch pad on Feb. 18, the Taurus XL launch vehicle upper stack, consisting of stages 1, 2 and 3 with the encapsulated Orbiting Carbon Observatory spacecraft, was hoisted atop Stage 0.
02.16.09 - The launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory has been rescheduled by one day to Feb. 24.
02.06.09 - The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the NOAA-N Prime weather satellite launched at 2:22 a.m. PST after two consecutive days of launch scrubs.
01.30.09 - The Flight Readiness Review for the Delta II and NOAA-N Prime was successfully completed Jan. 29.
01.23.09 - The Flight Program Verification, an integrated test of the Delta II and NOAA-N Prime, was successfully completed Jan. 22.
01.16.09 - In the early morning hours of Jan. 15, the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft was transported from the Building 1610 payload processing facility to Space Launch Complex 2.
01.06.09 - Testing has been successfully completed on the solar array harness of NOAA-N Prime. Though no fault indications in the harness were found, two wires were disconnected to remove a possible "sneak circuit" electrical path.