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SOLVE II Mission Schedule

October 2002

Thursday October 17

  • ICATS Planning Meeting at NASA/Dryden

Wednesday October 23 & Thursday October 24

  • VINTERSOL Planning Meeting in Brussels

Thursday October 31

  • ECR's Complete

 


November 2002

Monday November 11

  • Leonid Payload Integration Begins

Thursday November 14

  • Roll-out
  • Safety Brief

Friday November 15

  • Shakedown Flight - 2.0 Hours

Saturday November 16

  • Experimenter Test Flight - 2.0 Hours

Sunday November 17

  • Leonid Transit to Field

Monday November 18

  • SOLVE II Payload Integration Begins
  • Principal Investigators Arrive

Wednesday November 20

  • Leonid Transit to Dryden Flight Research Center

Thursday November 21

  • Leonid Payload Download
  • SOLVE II Payload Upload Begins

 


December 2002

Wednesday December 4

  • Power-up Check

Friday December 6 - Tuesday December 10

  • AGU Meeting

Monday December 9 - Friday December 20

  • Laser Alignments and Calibrations

Monday December 9

  • Roll-out

Tuesday December 10

  • Shakedown Flight - 3.0 Hours

Wednesday December 11

  • Science Team Meeting in ISF

Thursday December 12

  • Safety Briefing

Friday December 13

  • First Experimenter Test Flight - 2.0 Hours

Tuesday December 17

  • Second Experimenter Test Flight - 2.0 Hours

Thursday December 19

  • Third Experimenter Test Flight - 8.0 Hours

Friday December 20

  • SOLVE II Principal Investigators Depart for Holiday Break

 


January 2003

Thursday January 2 - Tuesday January 7

  • Laser Alignment and Calibrations

Thursday January 2

  • Earliest Day SOLVE II Principal Investigators Return

Saturday January 4

  • Back-up Experimenter Test Flight - 8.0 Hours

Monday January 6

  • Cargo Flight from DFRC to Kiruna

Wednesday January 8

  • Deploy to Kiruna

Thursday January 9

  • Arrive in Kiruna

Sunday January 12

  • First Science Flight - 6.0 Hours

Tuesday January 14

  • Science Flight - 6.0 Hours

Thursday January 16

  • Science Flight - 8.0 Hours

Saturday January 18

  • Science Flight - 10.0 Hours

Sunday January 19

  • Down Day

Tuesday January 21

  • Science Flight - 10.0 Hours

Thursday January 23

  • Science Flight - 10.0 Hours

Saturday January 25

  • Science Flight - 10.0 Hours

Monday January 27

  • Science Flight - 10.0 Hours

Wednesday January 29

  • Science Flight - 10.0 Hours

Thursday January 30

  • Down Day

 


February 2003

Saturday February 1

  • Science Flight - 10.0 Hours

Monday February 3

  • Last Science Flight - 10.0 Hours

Thursday February 6

  • DC-8 Transit to DFRC