George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
STATUS REPORT: ELV-051906
EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT
Mission: Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)
Launch Site: 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Vehicle: Boeing Delta II
Launch Date: July 22, 2006
Launch Times: 3:11 - 3:13 p.m. and 4:19 - 4:34 p.m. EDT
Technicians are testing individual STEREO systems on both the "A" and
"B" spacecraft. The flight battery for spacecraft A was installed
this week. Technicians are expected to install the battery for
spacecraft B next week. In addition to testing, upcoming work planned
over the next few weeks includes solar array installation and
integration of the high-gain communications antenna.
The build-up of the Delta II rocket at Pad 17-B is currently scheduled
to begin on June 1 with the first stage. Pad workers will start to
erect the nine solid rocket boosters on June 2. The second stage will
be hoisted into position and mated to the first stage on June 20. The
crew will raise the 10-foot fairing into the pad clean room on June
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STEREO will use "3D" vision to build a global picture of the sun and
the heliosphere and study the sun's influence on Earth. For more
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