[FPSPACE] FW: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
ljk4 at msn.com
Wed Jul 14 22:36:06 EDT 2010
> From: ksc at newsletters.nasa.gov
> To: ksc at newsletters.nasa.gov
> Subject: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
> July 14, 2010
> George H. Diller
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 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
> 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:
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