Gravity Probe B Topics of Interest

This is a collection of online content that covers some of the fascinating engineering behind GP-B.

The GMA Story
This is a introduction to the system that will start the gyroscopes spinning in space.

Removal of a Gyro
How the project was able to remove and replace a malfunctioning gyroscope.

The Life of a Gyro
How the gyroscopes are assembled and inserted into the Science Instrument Assembly.

The GP-B Probe Thermal Rework
This was a highly delicate procedure that was performed to correct a thermal inconsistancy in the probe.

Gyro Manufacture
How GP-B created the world's most perfect spheres.