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WFPC2 Decontamination Dates for 2000 - 2006

Note: time given reflects start time of cooldown; chips are cold and ready for science about 3.5 hours later. Decons start ~10 hrs prior to time listed.

Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2000 03 Jan 01:37 003 51546.0674 SMOV protect decon (cool to -88 C)
2000 17 Jan 16:27 017 51560.6854 SMOV protect decon
2000 31 Jan 15:48 031 51574.6583 SMOV protect decon
2000 25 Feb 10:43 056 51599.4465 6 hour decon
2000 23 Mar 04:53 083 51626.2035 6 hour decon
2000 18 Apr 19:37 109 51652.8174 6 hour decon
2000 17 May 22:08 138 51681.9225 6 hour decon
2000 14 Jun 10:27 166 51709.4354 6 hour decon
2000 11 Jul 18:12 193 51736.7583 6 hour decon
2000 06 Aug 21:43 219 51762.9049 Warmed to -40 C after HST safing
2000 10 Aug 23:58 223 51766.9992 6 hour decon
2000 07 Sep 07:09 251 51794.2986 6 hour decon
2000 06 Oct 16:14 280 51823.6767 6 hour decon
2000 08 Nov 00:00 313 51856.0000 6 hour decon, after WFPC2 safing on 306/22:35:07 Z
2000 28 Nov 18:58 333 51876.7903 6 hour decon
2000 30 Dec 07:25 365 51908.3093 6 hour decon
Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2001 23 Jan 17:08 023 51932.7141 6 hour decon
2001 20 Feb 04:34 051 51960.1909 6 hour decon
2001 07 Mar 05:01 066 51975.2090 Warmed to -40 C after HST safing
2001 21 Mar 12:23 080 51989.5163 6 hour decon
2001 17 Apr 22:36 107 52016.9421 6 hour decon
2001 15 May 23:23 135 52044.9744 6 hour decon
2001 17 Jun 11:04 168 52077.4614 6 hour decon
2001 11 Jul 20:19 192 52101.8466 6 hour decon
2001 10 Aug 13:15 222 52131.5526 6 hour decon
2001 05 Sep 05:33 248 52157.2317 6 hour decon
2001 05 Oct 06:44 278 52187.2807 6 hour decon
2001 02 Nov 04:46 306 52215.1986 6 hour decon
2001 30 Nov 08:50 334 52243.3681 28 hour decon (due to COSTAR retraction & NSSC-1 software upgrade)
2001 27 Dec 03:25 361 52270.1427 6 hour decon
Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2002 23 Jan 12:44 023 52297.5310 6 hour decon
2002 18 Feb 22:20 049 52323.9373 6 hour decon
2002 23 Mar 10:22 082 52356.4321 9 hour SMOV3B special decon (time indicates end of cooldown) (Note: WFPC2 was in protect Decon for about 11 days 6 hours, from March 12-23, 2002, during SMOV3B.)
2002 30 Mar 18:02 089 52363.7516 9 hour SMOV3B special decon (time indicates end of cooldown)
2002 06 Apr 05:34 095 52370.2321 9 hour SMOV3B special decon (time indicates end of cooldown)
2002 18 Apr 03:03 107 52382.1271 9 hour SMOV3B special decon (time indicates end of cooldown)
2002 17 May 01:16 137 52411.0529 6 hour decon
2002 12 Jun 14:23 163 52437.5997 6 hour decon
2002 09 Jul 00:24 190 52464.0165 6 hour decon
2002 07 Aug 01:59 219 52493.0828 6 hour decon
2002 27 Aug 14:15 239 52513.5939 6 hour decon
2002 17 Oct 21:51 290 52564.9103 6 hour decon
2002 05 Dec 05:35 339 52613.2327 6 hour decon
Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2003 24 Jan 10:00 024 52663.4167 This planned 6 hour decon did not take place due to safing of the spacecraft. The 12 Feb decon below is replacing this one.
2003 12 Feb 06:30 043 52682.2712 6 hour decon. This is the replacement for the above missed decon on 24 Jan.
2003 12 Mar 22:57 071 52710.9564 6 hour decon
2003 29 Apr 18:17 119 52758.7622 32.7 hour decon due to safing of the spacecraft during a planned 6 hour decon.
2003 18 Jun 07:33 169 52808.3147 6 hour decon
2003 05 Aug 10:52 217 52856.4530 6 hour decon
2003 22 Sep 22:41 265 52904.9458 6 hour decon
2003 13 Nov 12:18 317 52956.5126 6 hour decon
Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2004 02 Jan 07:32 002 53006.3140 6 hour decon
2004 17 Feb 19:31 048 53052.8130 6 hour decon
2004 10 Apr 05:24 101 53105.2250 6 hour decon
2004 24 May 18:16 145 53149.7609 6 hour decon
2004 14 Jul 19:34 196 53200.8153 6 hour decon
2004 02 Sep 22:18 246 53250.9292 6 hour decon
2004 23 Oct 05:51 297 53301.2436 6 hour decon
2004 09 Dec 19:00 344 53348.7917 6 hour decon
Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2005 25 Jan 21:03 025 53395.8770 6 hour decon
2005 15 Mar 15:00 074 53444.6253 6 hour decon
2005 07 May 05:34 127 53497.2319 6 hour decon
2005 20 Jun 14:06 171 53541.5877 6 hour decon
2005 11 Aug 08:34 223 53593.3569 6 hour decon
2005 19 Sep 21:34 262 53632.8986 6 hour decon
2005 14 Nov 15:24 318 53688.6000 6 hour decon
Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2006 14 Jan 20:00 014 53749.8333 6 hour decon
2006 15 Mar 00:25 074 53809.0179 6 hour decon
2006 09 May 02:23 129 53864.0910 6 hour decon
2006 29 Jun 02:07 180 53915.0880 6 hour decon
2006 24 Aug 00:00 236 53971.0000 6 hour decon
2006 17 Oct 08:00 290 54025.3333 6 hour decon
2006 12 Dec 15:56 346 54081.6639 6 hour decon