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T+ 202 Days Engineering Log

Posted 04-12-2014 at 05:23 PM by Dantassii
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The EHE repairs have been completed and low power testing of all 5 repaired EHEs show they are operating at proper capabilities. Replaced components are now being put into the ETV for return back to Earth for evaluation. The ETV will leave Europa in 18 days as there is no need to advance its departure date after the early completion of EHE repairs.

Due to the success of the EHE propulsion system so far, it has been decided that after SSTV-01's second mission (currently planned to...
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T+ 180 Days Engineering Log

Posted 03-21-2014 at 09:59 PM by Dantassii
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At this time it appears that EHE repairs will take an additional 20 days of work. Many of the components that are being replaced or rebuilt are difficult to work with in a zero gravity environment without a fully functional repair station and a small army of astronauts to handle all the work. With only 2 engineers on SSTV-01 one person has to do the removal of the old component, building a new/repairing the component, and then installing the component before going onto the next component. With more...
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T+ 159 Days Engineering Log

Posted 02-23-2014 at 09:24 PM by Dantassii
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ETV arrived per the current schedule 2 days ago and we've unloaded most of the parts we need to repair our malfunctioning EHEs. Crew shifts are being flexed a bit to allow entire tasks to be completed by the same members, but no one is working excessive hours. If repairs go according to plan, SSTV-01 should be back to 100% capabilities by T+ 190 Days. The ETV is scheduled to depart 10 days later to allow us some extra time if we need it.

Mission timeline is as follows:
  • T+190 days
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T+ 153 Days Engineering Log

Posted 02-17-2014 at 07:16 PM by Dantassii
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The ETV has made record time on the Earth to Jupiter part of its trip. However, due to the current orbital location of Europa, it will take an extra 2 days to phase itself into orbit with us at the L2 point in the Europa-Jupiter system.

The Europa station is well under way and no engineering issues have come up with the prefabricated components being used for the station. We have started disassembling the failed EHEs so that when the ETV arrives we will be ready to reassemble the...
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T+ 136 Days Engineering Log

Posted 01-31-2014 at 08:51 PM by Dantassii
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After 10 days of construction the Europa L2 station is starting to take shape. The temporary docking port for the ETV has been assembled and we await the arrival of the ETV with the components necessary to repair the failed EHEs.

With exception of the failed EHE's all boards are green at this time.

Mission timeline is as follows:
  • T+145 days ETV JOI burn
  • T+155 days ETV arrives in Europa orbit
  • T+200 days ETV leaves Europa orbit for Earth
  • T+220 days ETV arrives
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