FOT has been at full staff (5) since 11/98.
FOT will downsize during transition to Automated Ops after IOC, to 2.5 Operators and will remain there until EOM.
Transition Planned for Launch + 60 days, only when Lights Out Concept has been validated.
GSM/MD (Burley) and MOM (Gustafson) are backup operators during IOC.
IOC will be staffed at 2 shifts per day, 12 hours per shift.
- Note that during our spin-up periods we switch from "contiguous" DSN coverage to a single pass per orbit. This will provide some relief to FOT.