The FUSE Project has requested and obtained a change to the FUSE launch date.
NASA will request a launch opportunity in late May 1999 at the earliest, and possibly into June 1999, from Boeing (who controls the Delta launch manifest). An exact planning date will be selected at a later time.
It was our position that the practical, prudent, and realistic approach to mitigate on-orbit operational risk was to provide more test opportunity, as well as reworking the current Inertial Reference Units.
The Project plan is:
The satellite environmental test program has been very successful and everyone's hard work has allowed us to uncover the problems which we are now so diligently trying to resolve.
Reported by: Dennis McCarthy, FUSE Project Manager
Photo: FUSE at NASA/GSFC.
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