SOHO SPWG Meeting Minutes -- July 1996
Orbit trim scheduled for week of 9-13 September, estimated fuel usage 0.5152 kg. Momentum management and reaction wheel 4 spinup also scheduled along with an SSU software patch. At this time, the FOT is still awaiting input from ESA/MATRA to see if the software patch is ready and how long it will take to perform the patch.
FOT requests input concerning special science requirements in conjunction with the maneuver by July 31: roll maneuver, off-pointing, etc. The orbit trim and momentum management MUST be performed before September 18.
DSN contact times for October 96 - March 97 were discussed. The times for the long contact will be from 12:50 to 20:50 UT. This was the best option for providing MDI with uninterrupted high rate data. *** It was decided that the preference is given to continuous contacts of at least 8 hours at an earlier time during the operational day (for example, from 12:50 to 20:50 UT) rather than a later contact with one hour interruption in the middle. ***
** See Web pages for updates to monthly calendar.
Practice for the Hi-Res launch will take place after the instrument is shipped to White Sands.
The SERTS rocket launch is planned for roughly October 1st. Bill Thompson is the EOF coordinator.
Three new JOPs are on the Web -- JOP046, JOP048, JOP049. JOP048 is a revision of the previously run polar plumes JOP by Craig DeForest. See the Web pages for information.
MDI monthly planning meeting is Tuesday, July 23. MDI will inform others of meeting outcomes at the next weekly meeting.