the cradle after completing the mating process.
Flight Sim Test 4
is the next step and will be completed just prior to closing the
clamshell or fairing around the SORCE payload. This is scheduled
to occur this week, and it will be the last opportunity to see
or handle SORCE.
At LASP in Boulder, the Mission Operations team has just completed
its final rehearsal for instrument commissioning with the instrument
scientists and engineers. The activity plans for launch and the
activation sequence for the first 30 days following launch are
set. Orbital and LASP personnel also conducted their final launch
rehearsal last week, which focused on the first 36 hours of spacecraft
operations after launch.
For supplemental information, check out the SORCE web page –
http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce. For those
who do not have access to the web for the latest launch information,
a special SORCE phone line has been activated. By calling (303)
735-3132 you can hear a recorded message regarding the status
of the SORCE launch and any breaking news.
Dates for Upcoming Events:
- 1/15/03 Fairing Installation Begins
- 1/20/03 Launch Rehearsal (KSC)
- 1/21/03 Flight Readiness Review (KSC)
- 1/22/03 SORCE/Pegasus Transported to
- 1/24/03 Launch Readiness Reviews (GSFC/KSC)
- 1/25/03 SORCE Launch (KSC)