GP-B Science & Technology Reports and Procedural Documents
This archive contains many scientific and technical reports, as well as procedural documents, covering all aspects of the science and technologies developed for GP-B over the 50-year lifetime of the program.
These documents are divided into three separate archives. Click a link below to view the corresponding contents page for that archive.
This archive contains a set of refereed papers on the science and technologies of GP-B to be published in a special volume of Classical and Quantum Gravity (CQG). The papers in this volume document for the benefit of astrophysicists, physicists, and space engineers a unique combination of new technologies and data analysis techniques with applications to a wide range of future astrophysics and fundamental physics missions in space, along with the approaches and flight experience needed to make them a reality. The documents in this section are grouped into the following categories: Science, Data Analysis & the 2-Second Filter, Spacecraft Attitude Control, The Dewar, Gyroscopes, Gyroscope Readout and Magnetics.
This archive contains links to scientific and technical reports about GP-B technologies. The documents in this section are grouped into the following six categories: gyroscopes, telescope, flight hardware, system verifications, system tests & inspections and mission operations reports.
This archive contains links to documents and reports summarizing various procedures that were used in the development, manufacture, installation, replacement, testing and verification of GP-B technologies. The documents in this section are grouped into the following eight categories: caging, clean room, gyroscopes, miscellaneous, plans, SQUIDs, system and telescope.