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WFPC2 Decontamination Dates

Decon. dates for 2007 and later

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.

DECON dates for 1994 - 1999

DECON dates for 2000 - 2006

Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2007 08 Feb 05:11 039 54139.2160 6 hour decon
2007 07 Apr 07:44 097 54197.3227 6 hour decon
2007 29 May 06:53 149 54249.2874 6 hour decon
2007 18 Jul 09:17 199 54299.3867 6 hour decon
2007 04 Sep 07:54 247 54347.3292 6 hour decon
2007 25 Oct 12:35 298 54398.5244 6 hour decon
2007 14 Dec 11:25 348 54448.4757 6 hour decon
Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2008 05 Feb 14:54 036 54501.6211 6 hour decon
2008 13 Mar 20:32 073 54538.8560 6 hour decon
2008 30 Apr 15:35 121 54586.6494 6 hour decon
2008 17 Jun 01:43 169 54634.0718 6 hour decon
2008 07 Aug 17:22 220 54685.7240 6 hour decon
2008 23 Sep 02:19 267 54732.0966 6 hour decon
2008 27 Sep 00:10 272 54736.0074 HST enters a prolonged safing event at 00:10:41 UT.
2008 25 Oct 13:00 299 54764.5417 HST recovers from prolonged safing event
2008 12 Nov 18:30 317 54782.7709 6 hour decon
Year Date Time Day of Year M.J.D. Comments
2009 02 Jan 16:45 002 54833.6978 6 hour decon
2009 21 Feb 10:40 052 54883.4451 6 hour decon
2009 6 Apr 19:18 096 54927.8042 6 hour decon