archiv~1: RE: SETI 1998 MARS SURVEYOR PROJECT STATUS REPORT

RE: SETI 1998 MARS SURVEYOR PROJECT STATUS REPORT

Ray Shank ( (no email) )
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 10:53:12 -0600

Speaking of Mars. I wonder how deep 'Rover' has made its rut? Wasn't it
programmed to circle the lander until it got instructions to do otherwise?

Ray

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> 1998 MARS SURVEYOR PROJECT STATUS REPORT
> October 30, 1998
> John McNamee
> Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager
>
>Mars Climate Orbiter:
>
>Orbiter launch processing activities are proceeding on schedule in the
>Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility (SAEF-2) at Kennedy Space
>Center (KSC) with launch 41 days away. However, several days
>of schedule margin were consumed due to a problem with flight software
>build 8.1 which prevented the "B" side of the spacecraft from booting
>during testing. The cause of the problem was determined and the fix
>will be incorporated into build 8.2 scheduled for delivery on November 2.
>Software build 8.0.1 was used to continue electrical testing of the
>orbiter while waiting for 8.2. The down time caused by this software
>issue was used to accomplish mechanical closeout tasks required to
>configure the orbiter properly for launch and to troubleshoot various
>anomalies which occurred in previous testing.
>
>The reworked flight Pyro Initiation Unit was reinstalled on the orbiter
>and all functions and interfaces will retested and reverified next
>week. This completes the glass body diode rework effort for both the
>orbiter and lander vehicles.
>
>Mars Polar Lander:
>
>Lander launch processing activities are proceeding on schedule in the
>SAEF-2 facility at KSC with launch 65 days away. This was a major week
>of testing activity on the lander with the following tests completed
>very successfully: rocket engine module functional test; entry,
>descent, and landing "plugs out" test; mission profile tests on side
>"A" and side "B" of the lander using new flight software build 8.0; and
>attitude control subsystem phasing verification test. In addition, the
>backshell and harness assembly and cruise stage were installed on the
>lander vehicle.
>
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