Editor: J. L. Burch
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In October launch vehicle reviews were held at McDonnell
Douglas Aerospace in Huntington Beach, CA and at the Western Test
Range in Vandenberg AFB, CA. The launch vehicle is a Delta II
7326. The number 3 refers to three strap-on solid rocket boosters.
The number 26 refers to the Star 37 third stage. The Deep Space
1 mission will be the first to use the Star 37 with a launch in
mid-1998 on a 7326 vehicle identical to ours. We have a mass margin
of 150 kg, which provides for the additional radiation shielding
that we need for the 100 krad mission we are flying. The spacecraft
will provide 0.020 in. aluminum equivalent shielding. A total
of 0.200 in. will be needed at each instrument to reduce the dose
to 30 krad. Any additional mass margin will be accommodated either
by adding mass to the third stage or flying a suboptimal trajectory.
There has been no talk thus far about any secondary payloads.
HENA PDR, Dec. 9-10 at APL
EUV PDR, Dec 18-19th at Tucson
LENA PDR, Jan 7-8 at GSFC
RPI PDR, Jan 9-10 at U. Mass. Lowell
MENA PDR, Jan 13-noon 14th at SwRI
CIDP PDR, Noon Jan 14th thru 15th at SwRI
FUV PDR, Jan 16-17 at Berkeley
S/C PDR, Jan 20-21 at Sunnyvale
IMAGE PDR Dry Run on Feb. 5-6 at SwRI
IMAGE PDR/NAR on Feb. 18-20 at GSFC
The Concept Review, which will be primarily a systems engineering review, is yet to be scheduled. The major change is the combination of the PDR and NAR, using a single review team. This same team will support the individual instrument PDRs. It will be chaired by Bill Bangs of the GSFC Flight Assurance Division.
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