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Important notice about reduced STEREO science operations

STEREO Coordinated Observations Calendar

Archived plans: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Below, please find the current plans for STEREO operations. All dates and times are UTC unless otherwise specified. More detailed plans can be found in the weekly schedules (Ahead, Behind). Other planning resources are also provided. This page is also available as plain text.

Contact information for coordinated observation requests can be found on the Solar JOP guidelines page.

Links to planning and scheduling pages for other missions: SOHO, Hinode, NSO, VLA, EISCAT, Max Millenium, ISTP Planning.

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Scheduled activities for Week 35:

M Aug 24 (236)  Ahead: Momentum dump, 18:00 UT
T Aug 25 (237)  
W Aug 26 (238)  Ahead: IMPACT SIT calibration table upload
T Aug 27 (239)  
F Aug 28 (240)  
S Aug 29 (241)  
S Aug 30 (242)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on the first side lobe, in SWAVES-prime mode.

* No tracks for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 36:

M Aug 31 (243)  
T Sep 01 (244)  
W Sep 02 (245)  
T Sep 03 (246)  
F Sep 04 (247)  
S Sep 05 (248)  
S Sep 06 (249)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on the first side lobe, in IMPACT-prime mode.

* No tracks for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 37:

M Sep 07 (250)  Labor Day
T Sep 08 (251)  
W Sep 09 (252)  
T Sep 10 (253)  
F Sep 11 (254)  
S Sep 12 (255)  
S Sep 13 (256)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on the first side lobe, in SWAVES-prime mode.

* No tracks for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 38:

M Sep 14 (257)  
T Sep 15 (258)  
W Sep 16 (259)  
T Sep 17 (260)  
F Sep 18 (261)  
S Sep 19 (262)  
S Sep 20 (263)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on the first side lobe, in IMPACT-prime mode.

* No tracks for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 39:

M Sep 21 (264)  
T Sep 22 (265)  Ahead: Project interface test with station 35
W Sep 23 (266)  
T Sep 24 (267)  
F Sep 25 (268)  
S Sep 26 (269)  
S Sep 27 (270)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on the first side lobe, in SWAVES-prime mode.

* No tracks for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 40:

M Sep 28 (271)  
T Sep 29 (272)  Ahead: Test of frequence acquisition mode with station 43
W Sep 30 (273)  
T Oct 01 (274)  Begining of 3rd extended STEREO mission.
F Oct 02 (275)  
S Oct 03 (276)  
S Oct 04 (277)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on the first side lobe, in IMPACT-prime mode.

* No tracks for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 41:

M Oct 05 (278)  
T Oct 06 (279)  
W Oct 07 (280)  
T Oct 08 (281)  
F Oct 09 (282)  
S Oct 10 (283)  
S Oct 11 (284)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on the first side lobe, in SWAVES-prime mode.

* No tracks for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Upcoming events:

Behind events are contingent on recovering the spacecraft.

2015:

* Nov 10		Ahead:	HGA on main lobe, offpoint 1 degree, 240 kbps
			Ahead:	SSR playback and reconfiguration, S/C checkout
			Ahead:	Resume space weather broadcast to NOAA stations
* Nov 12		Ahead:	Instrument recommissioning
* Nov 16		Ahead:	HGA on main lobe, offpoint 1 degree, 360 kbps
			Behind:	Resume Behind recovery efforts
* Nov 20		Behind:	HGA on 1st side lobe
* Nov 30		Ahead:	HGA on main lobe, offpoint 1 degree, 480 kbps
* Dec 30		Ahead:	HGA on main lobe

2016:

* Jan 2			Behind:	HGA on main lobe, offpoint 1 degree
			Behind:	SSR playback and reconfiguration, S/C checkout
* Jan 5			Behind:	Instrument recommissioning
* Jan 12		Behind:	HGA on main lobe
* Jan 27		Both:	HGA calibration
* Mar 16		Both:	Post Solar Conjunction Assessment Review
* Jul 5			Juno arrival at Jupiter

2017:

* Jul 11		Ahead:	Switch downlink rate to 160 kbps
* Jul 22		Behind:	Switch downlink rate to 160 kbps

2018:

* Mar 5			Ahead:	Mercury transit

2019:

* Mar			Ahead:	Switch downlink rate to 240 kbps
* Apr			Behind:	Switch downlink rate to 240 kbps

2020:

* May			Behind:	Switch downlink rate to 360 kbps
* Jun			Ahead:	Switch downlink rate to 360 kbps
* Jun			Behind: Switch downlink rate to 480 kbps
* Sep			Ahead:	Switch downlink rate to 480 kbps

2021:

* Jul			Behind:	Switch downlink rate to 720 kbps
* Aug			Ahead:	Switch downlink rate to 720 kbps

 

Plans last modified Tuesday, 25-Aug-2015 15:05:21 EDT


Last Revised: Tuesday, 06-Jan-2015 15:41:14 EST
Responsible NASA Official: [email address: Joseph.B.Gurman<at>nasa<dot>gov]
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