Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SDO Flight Dynamics Predicted Events for the Beginning of 2014

The SDO Flight Dynamics team has produced and delivered the first quarter predictions. They extend to the beginning of the Fall Eclipse Season on 2014-247. The highlights are listed below:
  • 13-Jan-2014 - Maintenance Power On of IRU #1
  • 15-Jan-2014 - EVE Cruciform
  • 16-Jan-2014 - Power off IRU #1 - Cold Storage
  • 22-Jan-2014 - Momentum Management Maneuver #17
  • 28-Jan-2014 - Battery SOC to 90% - Lunar Transit Prep
  • 29-Jan-2014 - AIA GT/PZT Cal
  • 30-Jan-2014 - Lunar Transit (1331-1556 UTC, 8:31-10:56 ET, a long one!)
  • 3-Feb-2014 - Return Battery SOC to 60%
  • 5-Feb-2014 - EVE Field of View and HMI/AIA Flatfield maneuvers
  • 14-Feb-2014 - Spring Handover Season Begins
  • 27-Feb-2014 - Spring Eclipse Season Starts
  • 3-Mar-2014 - Solar RFI (~7 minutes)
  • 4-Mar-2014 - Solar RFI (~7 minutes)
  • 12-Mar-2014 - Stationkeeping Maneuver #8
  • 21-Mar-2014 - Spring Eclipse Season Ends
  • 3-May-2014 - Spring Handover Season Ends (-Z active afterward)
  • 26-Jul-2014/207 - Lunar Transit (1457z-1542z)
  • 2-Aug-2014 - Fall Handover Season Begins
  • 28-Aug-2014 - Fall Eclipse Season Starts
It looks like we will have three lunar transits in 2014, including one on 30-Jan that lasts almost 2.5 hours. Here is a video that shows how the long transit will look from SDO.
video


Welcome to 2014!