Prepping for Aquarius Commissioning
Over the last few days the Aquarius team and the Flight Operations Team (FOT) completed planning and preparing for the Aquarius and FOT prerequisites required to begin Aquarius commissioning. Close out of the FOT-related prerequisites was successfully completed and the Aquarius Commissioning Readiness Review was held today. As a result, a "GO" was given to uplink commands to the spacecraft for turn-on of the Aquarius Instrument Control and Data System (ICDS) on Sunday August 14, 2011. Contingency passes have also been planned for this activity.