Welcome to our newest NESS science team member Sarah Greenstreet, a doctoral student at the University of British Columbia. Sarah researches the orbital distribution of asteroids in the inner solar system with her supervisor Brett Gladman, a long-time NESS science team member. Sarah also simulates the discovery performance of the NEOSSat telescope.
The spacecraft remains responsive and healthy. Mission Operations Centre is testing additional systems. Acquisition of dark images from the science and ACS (attitude control system) CCDs has begun.
The spacecraft is responsive and healthy. Testing of systems and software is ongoing.
System testing of NEOSSat has been started by Mission Operations Centre. This formal commissioning period is scheduled for two months.
Mission Operations Centre (MOC) in St-Hubert, Quebec, was able to quickly establish contact with spacecraft.
Science team relieved to see the successful launch of NEOSSat and six other satellites.
Launch rehearsal taking place at Sriharikota for PSLV-C20, which will put NEOSSat and six other satellites into orbit. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will watch the lift-off on February 25.
The rocket that will carry NEOSSat and six other satellites into space has been assembled at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC). This YouTube video was posted by ISRO today.
NEOSSat arrived in India to prepare for launch scheduled for February 25.