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Note: Some of the planning activities listed below may not be online, in-meeting activities but rather offline work in between meetings for both SOC and Instrument Teams

Pre-Launch Roadmap 

Planning Roadmap NECP + Cruise Phase 

Planning Roadmap Nominal Mission Phase

DateMeetingPreparation for ...Planning Activity or SGS TestOutput of ... / Feedback on ...


Preparation MLP for NMP (focus on first half 2022):

  • Review PSP, Bepi coordination & any coordination with other missions/observatories (opportunities from Jan 2022 onwards) 
  • SOC prepares context for start NMP planning (orbit plots, important events, ...)
    and prepares downlink simulations

→ see Mission Level Planning of NMP Segment 1: Initial Analysis for SWT 29



18-19 May 2021

>7m before Jan 2022

SWT 29 (link)

Nominal Phase MLP (first half 2022): prepare MLP for first year of NMP
with focus on Jan-Jun 2022 (LTPs 6+7)

Approve list of EMC-noisy campaigns, to be used at start of NMP.


end May 2021


Output MLP (first half 2022):

  • SOC sends pass requests + RSW locations for first half 2022 to MOC
  • MOC formally requests passes from ESTRACK (to be fed into FECS) & sets LTP boundaries for LTPs 6 and 7
June 2021

Full science E2E test, incl.

  • STP with iVSTP reservations (ITs to SOC)
  • VSTP IORs  (ITs to SOC)
  • IOR CRRs (SOC to ITs)
  • PORs, VDORs, PTRs (SOC to MOC) + associated CRRs (MOC to SOC)








Preparation LTP 5 (+ review manoeuvres LTP6): 

  • Instrument teams review observation definitions for end Cruise and start NMP in SOOP Kitchen
  • MOC distributes formal event skeleton for LTP5 
  • SOC prepares SOOP Kitchen (obs definitions, events, ...)
  • Update context page LTP05 Oct 2021-Dec 2021 


12 July 2021kick off LTP5 planningSOC and PSs inform the instrument teams about the planning goals of LTP5 + scope for plan optimisation

13 July 2021Executive SWT
Nominal Phase MLP (first half 2022): executive SWT approves the top-level science plan for LTPs 6+7




Output MLP (first half 2022):

  • SOC runs first-round SSMM + downlink simulations 
  • feedback to SWT

20 & 22 July 2021

>2m before Oct-Dec 2021

SOWG #18

CP+NMP Planning LTP 5: observations and SOOP planning for Oct-Dec 2021 

There will be a review of any S/C manoeuvres needed during LTP6 (Jan-Mar 2022) as well, so the requests can be sent to MOC.


by mid August 2021

~1m before first IOR deadline 




Output LTP5 planning:

  • SOC distributes formal products (EFECS, TMC, obs timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs included in LTP-5 (star)
  • Update context page LTP05 Oct 2021-Dec 2021 
end Aug 2021


Pre-LTP TN for LTP6:

  • SOC requests S/C manoeuvres for LTP6 (Jan-Mar 2022) to Flight Dynamics
end September

Preparation LTP06 (+ review manoeuvres & downlink LTP07): 

  • Instrument teams review observation definitions for early NMP in SOOP Kitchen
  • MOC distributes formal event skeleton for LTP06 & rough pass schedule LTP7
  • SOC prepares SOOP Kitchen (obs definitions, events, ...)
  • Update context page LTP06 Q1-2022


14 of 15 Oct (TBC)kick off LTP06 planningSOC and PSs inform the instrument teams about the planning goals of LTP6 + scope for plan optimisation

26 & 28 Oct 2021

>2m before Jan-Mar 2022

SOWG 19

NMP Planning LTP06: observations and SOOP planning for Q1-2022

There will be a high-level review of LTP07 (Q2-2022) as well, based on the preliminary pass schedule received from MOC
any S/C manoeuvres needed during LTP07, so the requests can be sent to MOC.


by mid Nov 2021

~1m before first IOR deadline 




Output LTP06 planning:

  • SOC distributes formal products (EFECS, TMC, obs timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs included in LTP06 (star)
end Nov 2021


Pre-LTP TN for LTP07:

  • SOC requests S/C manoeuvres for LTP07 (Q2-2022) to Flight Dynamics


Preparation MLP for NMP (focus on 2nd half 2022 = LTP08+09):

  • Review PSP, Bepi coordination & any coordination with other missions/observatories (opportunities from Jul 2022 onwards) 
  • SOC prepares context for start NMP planning (orbit plots, important events, ...)
    and prepares downlink simulations


16-17 Nov 2021 

>7m before Jul 2022

SWT

Nominal Phase MLP (2nd half 2022): freeze SAP for Jul-Dec 2022 (LTP08+09)

Approve list of EMC-noisy campaigns, to be used at start of NMP.






Output MLP (2nd half 2022):

  • SOC sends pass requests + RSW locations for 2nd half 2022 to MOC
  • MOC formally requests passes from ESTRACK (to be fed into FECS) & sets LTP boundaries for LTPs 08 and 09
end December

Preparation LTP07: 

  • Instrument teams review observation definitions for NMP in SOOP Kitchen
  • MOC distributes formal event skeleton for LTP07 
  • SOC prepares SOOP Kitchen (obs definitions, events, ...)
  • Update context page LTP07 Q2-2022


Jan 2022 (exact date TBC)kick off LTP07 planningSOC and PSs inform the instrument teams about the planning goals of LTP07 + scope for plan optimisation

Jan 2022 (exact dates TBC)

>2m before Apr-Jun 2022

SOWG 20

NMP Planning LTP07: observations and SOOP planning for Q2-2022

There will be a high-level review of LTP08 (Q3-2022) as well
any S/C manoeuvres needed during LTP08, so the requests can be sent to MOC.


by mid Feb 2022 
~1m before first IOR deadline 



Output LTP07 planning:

  • SOC distributes formal products (EFECS, TMC, obs timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs included in LTP07 (star)
end Feb 2022


Pre-LTP TN for LTP08:

  • SOC requests S/C manoeuvres for LTP08 (Q3-2022) to Flight Dynamics
end March

Preparation LTP08: 

  • Instrument teams review observation definitions for NMP in SOOP Kitchen
  • MOC distributes formal event skeleton for LTP08 
  • SOC prepares SOOP Kitchen (obs definitions, events, ...)
  • Update context page LTP08 Q3-2022


April 2022 (exact date TBC)kick off LTP08 planningSOC and PSs inform the instrument teams about the planning goals of LTP6 + scope for plan optimisation

April 2022 (exact dates TBC)

>2m before Apr-Jun 2022

SOWG 21

NMP Planning LTP08: observations and SOOP planning for Q3-2022

There will be a high-level review of LTP09 (Q4-2022) as well
any S/C manoeuvres needed during LTP09, so the requests can be sent to MOC.


by mid May 2022 
~1m before first IOR deadline 



Output LTP08 planning:

  • SOC distributes formal products (EFECS, TMC, obs timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs included in LTP08 (star)
end May 2022


Pre-LTP TN for LTP09:

  • SOC requests S/C manoeuvres for LTP09 (Q4-2022) to Flight Dynamics


Preparation MLP for NMP (focus on 1st half 2023 = LTP10+11):

  • Review PSP, Bepi coordination & any coordination with other missions/observatories (opportunities from Jan 2023 onwards) 
  • SOC prepares context for start NMP planning (orbit plots, important events, ...)
    and prepares downlink simulations


mid May 2022 (TBC)

>7m before Jan 2023

SWT

Nominal Phase MLP (1st half 2023): freeze SAP for Jan-Jun 2023 (LTP10+11)






Output MLP (1st half 2023):

  • SOC sends pass requests + RSW locations to MOC
  • MOC formally requests passes from ESTRACK (to be fed into FECS) & sets LTP boundaries for LTPs 10 and 11





(star) STP planning schedules are published per LTP cycle, see e.g. pages under LTP04 Schedule

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