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2010 Status Reports

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.23.10 - This week, the aft end cone was attached to the Stage 1 solid rocket motor and was followed by mating Stage 1 with Stage 2 on the Taurus XL rocket which will launch NASA's Glory spacecraft. Associated thermal blanket installation is now under way.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.17.10 - The Ground Operations Review was held at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Dec. 9. This meeting evaluated the readiness of the spacecraft processing facilities to receive the Glory spacecraft next month and to begin the prelaunch processing activities.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.10.10 - The Taurus XL Launch Vehicle Readiness Review was held on Dec. 6 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The review was very successful and keeps NASA and Orbital Sciences on track for a Feb. 23 launch of the Glory spacecraft.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.03.10 - Stage 0 ordnance installation is complete and the associated thermal protection insulation is being put into place on the Taurus rocket for NASA's Glory mission on north Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.24.10 - A flight simulation is under way on the Taurus rocket for NASA's Glory mission in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 on north Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.10.10 - The Taurus rocket is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 on north Vandenberg Air Force Base where integration and testing of the vehicle's flight hardware components continue. Work to mate Stage 1 to Stage 2 currently is planned for the week of Nov. 15.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.29.10 - Work to mate Stage 1 to Stage 2 of the Taurus rocket that will launch NASA's Glory spacecraft is tentatively planned to start during the first week of November at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.22.10 - Avionics subsystem installation and application of thermal blankets to the Taurus rocket that will launch NASA's Glory spacecraft are in work this week at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.15.10 - The second half of the payload fairing that will encapsulate NASA's Glory spacecraft on the Taurus rocket arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Oct. 13 to begin processing.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.08.10 - The Taurus rocket is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 on north Vandenberg Air Force Base where integration and testing of the vehicle' flight hardware components continue.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.01.10 - The launch of the Glory spacecraft aboard a Taurus XL rocket has been tentatively rescheduled from Nov. 22, 2010 to Feb. 23, 2011, subject to confirmation by the Western Range.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.27.10 - The Vehicle Verification Test, a test milestone in Taurus processing, was conducted on Aug. 25 and was fully successful.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.20.10 - The Taurus rocket is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north Vandenberg Air Force Base where integration and testing of the vehicle's flight hardware components continue.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.16.10 - The Taurus rocket is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north Vandenberg Air Force Base where integration of the vehicle's flight hardware components continues.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.06.10 - Installation of the avionics platform and the second stage electrical cable harness on the Taurus rocket for NASA's Glory mission is under way in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north Vandenberg Air Force Base.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.30.10 - Electrical testing of the Taurus rocket for NASA's Glory mission is under way in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north Vandenberg Air Force Base.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.23.10 - The Taurus rocket for NASA's Glory mission is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north Vandenberg Air Force Base where integration of the vehicle's flight hardware components continues.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.14.10 - The Taurus rocket is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north Vandenberg Air Force Base. Prelaunch processing of the vehicle is going well.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.28.10 - The Taurus rocket is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north Vandenberg Air Force Base. Cable installation is being done on stages 1 and 3. On stage 1, thrust vector actuator installation also is under way.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.21.10 - The Taurus rocket is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north Vandenberg Air Force Base. Since its arrival last week, the Taurus XL "0" stage solid rocket motor receiving inspections have been completed and processing is under way.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.14.10 - The Taurus XL "0" stage, which serves as the initial booster for liftoff of the rocket, arrived on June 7 at Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to begin processing.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.26.10 - The Flight Readiness Review for the launch of the Delta IV rocket with GOES-P was held on Feb. 25. The last evaluation, the Launch Readiness Review, will be held on March 1.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.19.10 - Due to weather, rollout of the GOES-P satellite from the Astrotech payload processing facility to Launch Complex 37 was postponed one day to Feb. 13.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.12.10 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was launched successfully by the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Feb. 11 at 10:23:00 a.m. EST.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.05.10 - At Launch Complex 41, preparations for the launch of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, aboard the Atlas V continue to go well and are on schedule.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    01.29.10 - The SDO spacecraft rolled out of the Astrotech payload processing facility at 12:50 a.m. on Jan. 26.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    01.22.10 - At Launch Complex 41, integrated testing of the Atlas and Centaur stages of the Atlas V for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is continuing.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    01.08.10 - The mating of the Centaur stage to the Atlas was delayed several days before the holiday break by high wind causing more time to be consumed than the contingency days which were available.

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