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What does the Mission Operations Center do?

The MOC team prepare for the upcoming launch

Dr. Manfred Bester, Manager of Mission Operations Center at the Space Sciences Lab of UC Berkeley, explains what he and his team do to prepare for the upcoming ICON launch.

 "The team that works on [the ICON spacecraft] have the responsibility to basically maintain all aspects of flying the observatory safely and configuring the science instruments, performing attitude maneuvers and so forth, to collect all of the science data."

"The most intense part is the immediate time before launch."

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