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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 

DateMeetingPreparation for ...Planning Activity or SGS TestOutput of ... / Feedback on ...
FEB 2020 LAUNCH



(Mar 2020: Formal FECS delivery for LTP1+2)

LTP1 input from MOC only received end April
LTP2 input from MOC expected 1 June

(moved later in schedule)


MOC delivers formal FECS to SOC (delayed due to late delivery input)
SOC prepares formal output LTP 1 and input for LTP 2 confirmation

  • SOC checks SOOP Kitchen plans for LTP 1+2 against formal FECS, incl. planned disturbances
  • SOC resolves conflicts with coordinated campaigns in LTP 1, if any. 
  • Creation of formal EFECS, TMC, observation timelines for LTP 1
  • Preparation of list of conflicts for LTP 2, if any, as input to SOWG15

Formal Output LTP 1 planning (replaces preliminary output received after SOWG14) (delayed due to late delivery input)

  • SOC distributes updated, formal products (EFECS, TMC, observations timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen for LTP-1 
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs in May-June 2020


Preparation Cruise Phase MLP(3)

  • Review PSP coordination (opportunities from Jan 2021 onwards)
  • SOC prepares context for Cruise Phase planning (orbit plots, events, ...), using formal orbit
  • See MLP of Cruise during SWT#26b (Mar 2020)


30-31 Mar 2020 (ESOC)

3m before Jul-Dec 2020  CANCELLED

SOWG 15

CANCELLED


Cruise Phase LTP02  - Confirmation after FECS delivery (cancelled due to late delivery input)
Observations and SOOP planning for Jul-Dec 2020 (In-Situ only)
Note that LTP2 has been planned already at SOWG14. However, after delivery of the formal FECS by MOC, the plan may need small revisions.

March-April 2020SWT 26b
(series of PI telecons)

Cruise Phase MLP (3): revision of MLP for Cruise
& freeze SAP for LTP03 (Jan 2021-June 2021)

See MLP of Cruise during SWT#26b (Mar 2020)


end April - start May 2020

MOC delivers formal event skeleton to SOC
SOC prepares formal output LTP 1 

  • SOC checks SOOP Kitchen plans for LTP 1 against formal FECS & PTEL, incl. planned disturbances
  • SOC resolves conflicts with coordinated campaigns in LTP 1, if any. 
  • Creation of formal EFECS, TMC, observation timelines for LTP 1

Formal Output LTP 1 planning (replaces preliminary output received after SOWG14)

  • SOC distributes updated, formal products (EFECS, TMC, observations timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen for LTP-1 
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs 100 & 101 (start 15 June 2020) 
  • STP schedule: see STP-100 and -101 Schedule

May-June 2020: Coordinated NECP campaigns regarding alignment, EMC, IIC

(Note: magnetic noise monitored throughout NECP)


Based on the outcome of the coordinated NECP campaigns:

  • Analysis of EMC results, prepare report on potentially EMC noisy activities for discussion during SOWG16 
  • Analysis of IIC results, prepare report for SOWG16
  • Analysis of RS alignment results, prepare report for discussion during SOWG16


Early June 2020

MOC delivers formal event skeleton LTP 2 to SOC
SOC prepares formal output LTP 2 

  • SOC checks SOOP Kitchen plans for LTP 2 against formal FECS & PTEL, incl. planned disturbances
  • SOC resolves conflicts with coordinated campaigns in LTP 2, if any. 
  • Creation of formal EFECS, TMC, observation timelines for LTP 2

Formal Output LTP 2 planning (replaces preliminary output received after SOWG14)

  • SOC distributes formal products (EFECS, TMC, observations timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen for LTP-2
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs in Jul-Dec 2020 
  • STP schedule: see STP-102 Schedule and following 
(Jun 2020:
ESTRACK meeting)



Output MLP 3:

  • SOC prepares pass requests for Jan-Jun 2021 (LTP3) + any roll and offpointing requests for RSCW2 & 3
  • MOC formally requests passes from ESTRACK (to be fed into FECS)

Jul-Aug 2020


Preparation LTP 3: 

  • Instrument teams review observation definitions for Cruise in SOOP Kitchen
  • MOC distributes formal event skeleton for LTP 3
  • SOC prepares SOOP Kitchen (obs definitions, (E-)FECS, ...)
  • Update context page LTP03 Jan 2021-June 2021


8-10 Sep 2020

3m before Jan-Jun 2021

SOWG 16
(virtual meeting)

  • Discussion of NECP results on EMC: Prepare draft list of potentially EMC-noisy activities, for approval by SWT
  • Discussion of RS alignment results: Define any actions to be taken before LTP-3 (incl. 2 RS checkout windows)

Cruise Phase LTP03 : observations and SOOP planning for Jan-Jun 2021, based on FECS & PTEL for LTP03, and results of first RS alignment campaign



Preparation Cruise Phase MLP(4):

  • Review PSP coordination (opportunities from Jul 2021 onwards)
  • SOC prepares context for Cruise & start NMP planning (orbit plots, events, ...)

Output LTP 3 planning:

  • SOC distributes formal products (EFECS, TMC, obs timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs in Jan-Jun 2021 

5-9 Oct 2020

9m before Jul-Dec 2021

SWT 27 
(virtual meeting)

Cruise Phase MLP (4): revision of MLP for Cruise
& freeze SAP for Jul-Dec 2021, incl. start of NMP

See: LTP04 July 2021-Sep 2021#Dec2021-MLP:ChangesfromSWT27(Oct2020)

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


dates & format TBC

Preparation of MLP for Nominal Phase - first draft:

  • needs dedicated meeting with all instrument teams, PSs, SOC
  • STILL TO BE SCHEDULED

Output MLP 4:

  • SOC prepares pass requests for Jul-Dec 2021 + any roll and offpointing requests for RSCW4
  • MOC formally requests passes from ESTRACK (to be fed into FECS)
(Jan-Feb 2021:
ESTRACK meeting)

Preparation LTP 4 (+ review downlink situation LTP5): 

  • Instrument teams review observation definitions for Cruise and NMP in SOOP Kitchen
  • MOC distributes formal event skeleton for LTP4 & rough pass schedule LTP5 
  • SOC prepares SOOP Kitchen (obs definitions, (E-)FECS, ...)
  • Update context page LTP04 July 2021-Sep 2021 (to be split still over LTP04 July-Sep 2021 and LTP05 Oct-Dec 2021)


24-25 March 2021SWT 28
(virtual meeting)
no mission level planning during SWT28

20-21 April 2021 (PM)

>2m before Jul-Sep 2021

SOWG 17
(virtual meeting)


Cruise Phase LTP 4: observations and SOOP planning for Jul-Sep 2021 (note change to 3-months-long LTPs)

There will be a high-level review of LTP5 (Oct-Dec 2021) as well, based on the preliminary pass schedule received from MOC.


by mid May 2021


Output LTP 4 planning:

  • SOC distributes formal products (EFECS, TMC, obs timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs included in LTP-4 
end May 2021


Pre-LTP TN for LTP5:

  • SOC requests S/C manoeuvres for LTP5 (Oct-Dec 2021) to Flight Dynamics

(star) STP planning schedules are published per LTP cycle, see e.g. pages under LTP02 Schedule and LTP03 Schedule

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, ...)



May 2021

>7m before Jan 2022

SWT29

Nominal Phase MLP (first half 2022): prepare MLP for first year (TBC) of NMP
& freeze SAP for Jan-Jun 2022

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


start June 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


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 


end 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


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 
  • 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


Preparation LTP 6 (+ review manoeuvres & downlink LTP7): 

  • Instrument teams review observation definitions for early NMP in SOOP Kitchen
  • MOC distributes formal event skeleton for LTP6 & rough pass schedule LTP7
  • SOC prepares SOOP Kitchen (obs definitions, events, ...)
  • Update context page [LTP06 Jan 2022-Mar 2022] 


end Oct 2021

>2m before Jan-Mar 2022

SOWG 19

NMP Planning LTP 6: observations and SOOP planning for Jan-Mar 2022

There will be a high-level review of LTP7 (Apr-Jun 2022) as well, based on the preliminary pass schedule received from MOC
any S/C manoeuvres needed during LTP7, so the requests can be sent to MOC.


by mid Nov 2021


Output LTP6 planning:

  • SOC distributes formal products (EFECS, TMC, obs timelines)
    and context plan in SOOP Kitchen
  • = input for IOR writing for STPs included in LTP-6 
end Nov 2021


Pre-LTP TN for LTP7:

  • SOC requests S/C manoeuvres for LTP7 (Apr-Jun 2022) to Flight Dynamics





(star) STP planning schedules are published per LTP cycle, see e.g. pages under LTP03 Schedule

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