SOMO Readiness: DSN
IMAGE is in DSN scheduling system, and is projected to receive all requested support.
Extensive compatibility tests between IMAGE and DSN/CTT have been successfully conducted on 8/98 (Transponder-only@JPL), and DTF-21 at JPL, 2/99, 5/99, 9/99 (Retest for Transponder fix), 12/99,1/11@WR.
Mission Readiness Tests have been run from all DSN sites during all shifts with data flows going to/from the IMAGE/SMOC at GSFC.
Operations agreement regarding communication between SMOC and JPL during lights out passes is nearing signature.
Implementation of 26m-subnet automation is now scheduled to occur during IMAGE IOC. DSN schedulers believe that this can be done with minimal to zero impact to IMAGE. IMAGE can/will remain on existing system.
Internal JPL/DSN Launch Readiness Review successfully held on January 31.