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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 10:

M Mar 02 (061)  
T Mar 03 (062)  
W Mar 04 (063)  
T Mar 05 (064)  
F Mar 06 (065)  
S Mar 07 (066)  
S Mar 08 (067)  Start of daylight savings time in U.S.

Notes:

* Ahead operating on second side lobe.

* No passes for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 11:

M Mar 09 (068)  
T Mar 10 (069)  
W Mar 11 (070)  
T Mar 12 (071)  Ahead:	Uplink array test with stations 24 and 25.  (TBC)
F Mar 13 (072)  
S Mar 14 (073)  
S Mar 15 (074)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on second side lobe.

* No passes for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 12:

M Mar 16 (075)  
T Mar 17 (076)  Ahead:	Momentum dump, 23:00 UT
W Mar 18 (077)  
T Mar 19 (078)  
F Mar 20 (079)  Ahead:	Instrument power down (except SWAVES), 16:00 UT
S Mar 21 (080)  
S Mar 22 (081)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on second side lobe.

* No passes for Behind due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 13:

M Mar 23 (082)  
T Mar 24 (083)  Ahead:	Reset into solar conjunction mode, 16:00 UT
W Mar 25 (084)  
T Mar 26 (085)  
F Mar 27 (086)  Ahead:	Hard command loss timer fires at 16:20 UT
S Mar 28 (087)  
S Mar 29 (088)  

Notes:

* Ahead operating on second side lobe.  No commanding after the reset on
  Mar 24.  The signal will continue to be monitored during the week, but the
  signal margin may be too low to lock on.

* Attempts to reestablish communications with Behind start on Mar 23.

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Scheduled activities for Week 14:

M Mar 30 (089)  Ahead:	Hard command loss timer fires at 16:40 UT
T Mar 31 (090)  
W Apr 01 (091)  
T Apr 02 (092)  Ahead:	Hard command loss timer fires at 17:00 UT
F Apr 03 (093)  
S Apr 04 (094)  
S Apr 05 (095)  Ahead:	Hard command loss timer fires at 17:20 UT

Notes:

* Ahead in safe mode for superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 15:

M Apr 06 (096)  
T Apr 07 (097)  
W Apr 08 (098)  
T Apr 09 (099)  
F Apr 10 (100)  
S Apr 11 (101)  
S Apr 12 (102)  

Notes:

* No tracks for Ahead due to superior solar conjunction.

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Scheduled activities for Week 16:

M Apr 13 (103)  
T Apr 14 (104)  
W Apr 15 (105)  
T Apr 16 (106)  
F Apr 17 (107)  
S Apr 18 (108)  
S Apr 19 (109)  

Notes:

* No tracks for Ahead due to superior solar conjunction.

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Upcoming events:

Behind events are contingent on recovering the spacecraft.

2015:

* Jan 22 - Mar 23	Behind:	Spacecraft behind Sun
* Mar			DAWN - Ceres arrival
* 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
* Aug 17		Ahead:	HGA on 1st side lobe
* Nov 10		Ahead:	HGA on main lobe, offpoint 1 degree
			Ahead:	SSR playback and reconfiguration, S/C checkout
* Nov 12		Ahead:	Instrument recommissioning
* Nov 20		Behind:	HGA on 1st side lobe
* Dec 30		Ahead:	HGA on main lobe

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
* 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, 03-Mar-2015 15:44:07 EST


Last Revised: Tuesday, 06-Jan-2015 15:41:14 EST
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