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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

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, TRACE, Hinode, Ulysses, NSO, VLA, EISCAT, Max Millenium, Sounding Rockets, ISTP Planning, Mees current/ next month.

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Scheduled activities for Week 43:

M Oct 20 (293)  
T Oct 21 (294)  
W Oct 22 (295)  
T Oct 23 (296)  
F Oct 24 (297)  
S Oct 25 (298)  8th anniversary of STEREO launch
S Oct 26 (299)  

Notes:

* Emergency DSN contacts for Behind requested through Nov 9.

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

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Scheduled activities for Week 44:

M Oct 27 (300)  
T Oct 28 (301)  Behind:	Momentum dump, 22 UT (TBC)
W Oct 29 (302)  
T Oct 30 (303)  
F Oct 31 (304)  
S Nov 01 (305)  
S Nov 02 (306)  End of daily savings time in U.S.

Notes:

* Emergency DSN contacts for Behind requested through Nov 9.

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

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Scheduled activities for Week 45:

M Nov 03 (307)  
T Nov 04 (308)  
W Nov 05 (309)  Ahead:	Momentum dump, 21:00 UT
T Nov 06 (310)  
F Nov 07 (311)  
S Nov 08 (312)  
S Nov 09 (313)  

Notes:

* Emergency DSN contacts for Behind requested through Nov 9.

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

* HGA on Ahead will be switched to second side lobe at the end of the track on
  Sunday, Nov 9.

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Scheduled activities for Week 46:

M Nov 10 (314)  Ahead:	Commence HGA operations on 2nd side lobe
T Nov 11 (315)  
W Nov 12 (316)  
T Nov 13 (317)  
F Nov 14 (318)  
S Nov 15 (319)  
S Nov 16 (320)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on second side lobe.

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Scheduled activities for Week 47:

M Nov 17 (321)  
T Nov 18 (322)  
W Nov 19 (323)  Behind:	HGA antenna reaches soft stop
T Nov 20 (324)  
F Nov 21 (325)  
S Nov 22 (326)  
S Nov 23 (327)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on second side lobe.

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Upcoming events:

2014:

* Nov 19		Behind: HGA hits soft stop
* Nov 28		Behind:	SSR reconfiguration
* Dec 1			Behind:	HGA on 1st side lobe
* Dec 8			Behind:	Test with 34 meter at 633 bps, both side lobes

2015:

* Jan 6			Behind:	HGA on 2nd side lobe
* Jan 12		Behind:	Test with 34 meter at 633 bps
* Jan 20		Behind:	Instrument power down
* Jan 22 - Mar 23	Behind:	Spacecraft behind Sun
* Mar			DAWN - Ceres arrival
* Mar 22		Ahead:	Instrument power down
* Mar 23 - Apr 06	Behind:	S/C SSR Playback at 3 kbps
* Mar 24 - Jul 07	Ahead:	Spacecraft behind Sun
* Mar 30		Behind: Instrument power on
* Apr 25		Behind:	HGA on 1st side lobe
* Jul			DAWN - End of nominal mission
* Jul 8			Behind:	HGA on 2nd side lobe
* Jul 7-28		Ahead:	S/C SSR Playback at 3 kbps
* Jul 14		Ahead:	Instrument power on
* Sep 24		Ahead:	HGA on 1st side lobe
* Nov 20		Behind:	HGA on 1st side lobe
* Dec 29		Ahead:	HGA on main lobe, offpoint 1 degree
			Ahead:	SSR playback and reconfiguration, S/C checkout
* Dec 31		Ahead:	Instrument recommissioning

2016:

* Jan 2			Behind:	HGA on main lobe
			Behind:	SSR playback and reconfiguration, S/C checkout
* Jan 5			Behind:	Instrument recommissioning
* Jan 27		Both:	HGA calibration
* Feb 19		Ahead:	HGA on main lobe
* 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

 

Plans last modified Tuesday, 21-Oct-2014 14:49:48 EDT


Last Revised: Tuesday, 07-Jan-2014 15:29:18 EST
Responsible NASA Official: [email address: Joseph.B.Gurman<at>nasa<dot>gov]
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