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.
10.02.09 - 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.
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.
07.17.09 - 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.
01.02.08 - The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly was delivered to Goddard in preparation for SDO's scheduled launch in December 2008.
11.16.07 - The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager will gaze through the Sun at internal processes that will help us understand the origins of solar weather.
11.08.07 - Goddard engineers showcased the new 18-meter Ka Band Antenna Network, the first such system in agency history, during a ceremony at the White Sands Test Facility.
09.07.07 - SDO's EVE instrument will measure how much the sun's ultraviolet brightness changes.