[FPSPACE] FW: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Wed Jul 14 22:36:06 EDT 2010



 
> From: ksc at newsletters.nasa.gov
> To: ksc at newsletters.nasa.gov
> Date: 
> Subject: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
> 
> July 14, 2010
> 
> George H. Diller
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
> george.h.diller at nasa.gov
> 
> STATUS REPORT: ELV-071410
> 
> EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT
> 
> Spacecraft: Glory
> Launch Vehicle: Taurus XL 3110
> Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
> Launch Date: Nov. 22, 2010
> Launch Time: 2:09 a.m. PST
> Altitude/Inclination: 440 miles/98.2 degrees 
> 
> The Taurus rocket is in Orbital Sciences Hangar 1555 located on north 
> Vandenberg Air Force Base. Prelaunch processing of the vehicle is 
> going well.
> 
> On stage 0, ordnance installation is beginning. On stage 1, thrust 
> vector actuator installation continues. Cable installation on stages 
> 1 and 3 has been completed. On stage 2, installation and connection 
> of the first UHF communications antenna are finished. The second of 
> the two antennas is being installed this week and then will be mated 
> to the associated electrical cable harness. The next phase of second 
> stage ordnance installation work began this week. 
> 
> Range Safety equipment installation and associated interface 
> verification checks are continuing. Cable connections with the launch 
> vehicle ground support equipment are scheduled to be completed this 
> week.
> 
> The Glory spacecraft is currently scheduled to arrive at Vandenberg on 
> Oct. 12 to begin processing for launch.
> 
> Data from the Glory mission will allow scientists to better understand 
> the Earth's energy budget. An accurate description of the Earth's 
> energy budget is important in order to anticipate future changes to 
> our climate. Shifts in the global climate and the associated weather 
> patterns impact human life by altering landscapes and changing the 
> availability of natural resources.
> 
> The Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor instrument will measure aerosols 
> (human-caused and naturally occurring) to determine their relative 
> influence on the global climate.
> 
> The Total Irradiance Monitor instrument will monitor the Sun to 
> understand short-term solar mechanisms causing energy budget changes 
> and will contribute to the vital long-term solar record.
> 
> Previous status reports are available at:
> 
> http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/status/index.html 
> 
> 
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