Jul 16, 2018

This week the team began a two-week campaign of instrument checkouts and calibrations. The mission exercises the spacecraft’s payloads approximately every six months during flight to ensure that all instruments are working as expected. This also provides an opportunity to collect additional calibration data on each instrument, which is used to further refine the science data ground processing. These checkouts are the final checkouts before the Approach phase begins mid-August.

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