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Aggiornamenti IBEX dal 19/09/2008 al 17/10/2008
« il: Lun 03/11/2008, 09:15 »
Sept. 19, 2008

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.dil...@nasa.gov

STATUS REPORT: ELV-091908

EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer)
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL (Orbital Sciences)
Launch Facility: Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Pacific Atoll
Launch Date: Oct. 19, 2008
Launch Time: 2:58 p.m. - 3:06 p.m. EDT
(06:58 a.m. - 07:06 a.m. local Kwajalein time)

The IBEX spacecraft, its upper stage booster and the Pegasus XL
rocket
are in the Orbital Sciences launch vehicle hangar at Vandenberg Air
Force Base in California.

Integrated verification testing of the IBEX spacecraft and the
Pegasus
XL rocket, originally scheduled for Sept. 13 and 14, was delayed due
to some problems found in the IBEX flight stack electrical harnesses.
The issues were resolved and the initial integrated testing on
IBEX/Pegasus was completed on Sept. 17 with no major complications.

The complete IBEX flight system tentatively is planned to be attached
to the Pegasus launch vehicle Sept. 22-24.

Departure of the L-1011 carrying the Pegasus XL rocket with IBEX from
Vandenberg currently is planned for Oct. 10. After a stop in Hawaii,
the flight will continue and arrive at the Reagan Test Site at
Kwajalein Atoll in the south Pacific on Oct. 11.

Previous status reports are available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/status/2008

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Sept. 26, 2008

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.dil...@nasa.gov

STATUS REPORT: ELV-092608

EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer)
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL (Orbital Sciences)
Launch Facility: Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Pacific Atoll
Launch Date: Oct. 19, 2008
Launch Time: 2:58 p.m. - 3:06 p.m. EDT
(06:58 a.m. - 07:06 a.m. local Kwajalein time)

The IBEX spacecraft, its upper stage booster and the Pegasus XL
rocket
are in the Orbital Sciences launch vehicle hangar at Vandenberg Air
Force Base in California.

IBEX was attached to the Pegasus XL rocket on Tuesday, Sept. 23. A
check of the critical systems of the spacecraft was performed on the
spacecraft Thursday following mating with the launch vehicle.

The payload fairing will be installed around IBEX on Sept. 29.
Arrival
of the L-1011 is scheduled for Oct. 2, with the mate of the Pegasus
rocket to the L-1011 scheduled for Oct. 6.

Departure of the L-1011 carrying the Pegasus XL rocket with IBEX from
Vandenberg currently is planned for Oct. 10. After a stop in Hawaii,
the flight will continue and arrive at the Reagan Test Site at
Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific on Oct. 11.

Previous status reports are available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/status/2008

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Oct. 3, 2008

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.dil...@nasa.gov

STATUS REPORT: ELV-100308

EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer)
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL (Orbital Sciences)
Launch Facility: Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Pacific Atoll
Launch Date: Oct. 19, 2008
Launch Time: 3:02 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. EDT
(07:02 a.m. - 07:05 a.m. local Kwajalein time)

The IBEX spacecraft, its associated upper stage booster and the
Pegasus XL rocket are in the Orbital Sciences Corporation launch
vehicle hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. IBEX has
been mated to Pegasus, installation of the fairing around the
spacecraft was completed on Oct. 1, and the Pegasus has been
installed on its transporter.

Orbital Sciences' L-1011 carrier aircraft arrived at Vandenberg on
Oct. 2. The Pegasus will be mated to the aircraft on Oct. 6.

Departure of the L-1011 from Vandenberg, carrying the Pegasus XL
rocket with IBEX, is currently planned for Oct. 10. After a stop in
Hawaii, the flight will continue and arrive at the Reagan Test Site
at Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific on Oct. 11.

Previous status reports are available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/status/2008

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Oct. 17, 2008

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.dil...@nasa.gov

STATUS REPORT: ELV-101708

EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer)
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL (Orbital Sciences)
Launch Facility: Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Pacific Atoll
Launch Date: Oct. 19, 2008
Launch Time: 1:44 p.m. - 1:52 p.m. EDT
(05:44 a.m. - 05:52 a.m. local Kwajalein time on Oct. 20)

After mating to the Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier aircraft on Oct.
6, the aircraft carrying the Pegasus XL rocket with IBEX departed
Vandenberg Air Force Base Oct. 11.

After an overnight stop at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii, the ferry
flight continued and arrived at the Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein
Atoll in the South Pacific Oct. 12. The following day, an IBEX
spacecraft state of health check was performed without problems.

A Combined Systems Test to verify the status of the integrated
Pegasus/IBEX with the L-1011 and data communications interfaces with
the Reagan Test Site was done on Oct. 15. A launch countdown dress
rehearsal was successfully conducted on Oct. 16. Wheels-up from
Kwajalein for the launch is scheduled for 12:50 p.m. on Oct. 19.
Pegasus deployment from the L-1011 carrier aircraft is targeted to
occur within the eight-minute launch window at 1:48 p.m.

Previous status reports are available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/status/2008

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