Sunday, March 14, 2010

TMF-2 Complete, On to TMF-3 and Final Orbit!

Trim Motor Firing #2 was successfully completed this morning. This was different from our previous burns in being a perigee burn to raise apogee. The final orbit trim maneuver, TMF-3, is scheduled for Tuesday evening. It will be an apogee burn to raise perigee to geosynchronous and our period to one day per orbit.

SDO will see a lunar transit (the moon passing between the Sun and SDO) tomorrow morning starting at 7:22 am EDT. It will last over 3.5 hours but will not be seen on the Earth.