MetOp-C Status Updates
- AVHRR A309 successfully completed Integrated Systems Test on June 17, 2015 at Airbus in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
- AVHRR A309 was mechanically integrated onto the MetOp-C Payload Module. The A309 is scheduled to complete electrical integration by June 12, 2015 in support of the Integrated Systems Test June 15-18, 2015 at Airbus in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
- AMSU-A1 special test at Astrium, Friedrichshafen
- Astrium, Friedrichshafen activities - AMSU-A1 and A2 thermal blanket rework, AVHRR and SEM GSE integration into the Astrium ground system, AVHRR packing for shipment to ITT Exelis for recalibration
MetOp-B Status Updates
- MetOp-B SIOV Final Report completed to EUMETSAT
- MetOp-B Satellite In-Orbit Verification (SIOV) Final Review in Darmstadt, Germany
- AVHRR & HIRS IR activation successfully completed
- MetOp B Spacecraft final orbit achieved
- Payload module antenna deployments complete
- AVHRR instrument activated on 9/22
- AMSU-1, AMSU-2 activated on 9/24, received initial science data 9/25
- Solar panel deployment was successful 9/17
- Ground activities for the Payload Module completed 9/17
- MetOp-B was successfully launched at 12:28 EDT. Spacecraft separation occurred at 1:40pm EDT. Acquisition of signal from the spacecraft has been verified. Next significant event is solar array deployment.
- All launch vehicle preparations are now complete
- Russian State Commission Meeting completed and authorization for launch vehicle roll out was provided
- Batch 4 instrument activities were completed 9/8. All US instrument soft covers were removed, SEM purge lines were cut/removed and properly terminated/secured behind the MLI. Encapsulation is now underway.
- Final instrument red tag/green tag activities on MetOp-B are complete
- Metop-B SIOV Simulation #5 in Darmstadt Germany completed
- Russian authorities approved the fueling of the MetOp-B Fregat upper stage
- Aliveness Test Readiness Review completed August 3
- US instruments aliveness test conducted August 4 and 6 results were nominal
- The Final instrument red tag/green tag activities on MetOp-B scheduled September 7-8
- MetOp-B launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan (LRD) September 17
- US instrument GSE checkout and aliveness test preparations completed July 31.
- The Aliveness Test Readiness Review is scheduled for August 3.
- US instruments aliveness test August 4 and 6, August 7 is a scheduled contingency day
- EUMETSAT has informed NASA today (8/2/2012) that the new launch date of MetOp-B is now set to 17 September 2012 at 1628 GMT (12:28 pm EDT). The two day accelerated launch date was due to launch schedule optimizations, and in consideration of the Russian launch manifest at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
- NASA has been notified by EUMETSAT and NOAA that the new MetOp-B launch date is September 19, 2012/ Launch time: 1628 GMT (12:28 p.m. EDT). The launch campaign will be resuming shortly; scheduling and planning for US provided instrument activities are currently under review.
- The POES/MetOp Project was informed that the launch of MetOp-B is delayed until further notice.
- TRR (Count-down rehearsal) was completed on Friday. The NIU and AVHRR and HIRS motors were powered on showing nominal values.
- ITT Exelis activities: Cleaning and Inspection of AVHRR and HIRS instruments were completed this morning prior to the start of first shift. ITT Exelis also completed the installation of the AVHRR sunshield.
- Logistics have been finalized for NASA/ITT to perform the final cleanings and inspection of the AVHRR and HIRS instruments tomorrow night during third shift.
- NASA/ITT's final inspections and cleaning of the AVHRR and HIRS instruments have been confirmed and will occur during night shift next week.
- NASA and NOAA met with SSST and Astrium to continue to discuss the Red Tag/Green Tag planning.
- NASA and NOAA met with SSST and Astrium to discuss the Red Tag/Green Tag planning. Discussions ongoing.
- The bulk of US team that supported the Spacecraft Health Check departed for Moscow today.
- The Spacecraft Check Test Review Board (TRB) was held Saturday and was declared a successful.
- The US instrument summary reports have been provided.
- Spacecraft Health Check side A was completed on 3/16 and all US instruments performed nominally.
- Spacecraft Health Check side B was completed on 3/15 and all US instruments performed nominally.
- NASA continues with preparations for the Spacecraft Health Check (SHC).
- Final verification of the US Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) was completed and all are ready to support the SHC.
- The SHC Test Readiness Review (TRR) was held today. Authorization to proceed was given and turn on of the instrument suite is scheduled to start in the morning.
- The NASA SHC test team completed its incoming safety training and all personnel have received their badges for facility access.
- Setup of AVHRR/AMSU/HIRS/SEM Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) completed and validated with a NDAPB playback.