Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Main Engine Plumbing is Vented

Tuesday night the main engine fuel and oxidizer lines were vented. SDO will now fly on thrusters for orbit station keeping and momentum control. Many thanks to the SDO propulsion team for building SDO's bi-prop system, the first to be designed and built at Goddard. Our next orbital maneuver (TMF #1) is scheduled for Thursday evening.