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 Final Integration of the science instrument assembly. The tech is pointing to a series of valves, out of which come the spinup lines that will start the gyroscopes turning. The SQUID readout devices are visible as the 3 small, flat boxes in the bottom right-hand corner.
February, 1995  Prototype model of the quartz block and the  Prototype model of the quartz block and the  View of the quartz block being inspected under monochromatic light. The project engineers were inspecting the block for any possible damage that may have occurred during probe integration.   Prototype quartz block against a blue background  A Lockheed technician works on the complicated valve system that makes up the  This was the complete Science Instrument Assembly (SIA) just after completion. All 4 gyroscopes and the telescope have  been integrated within the quartz block  The Science Mission Dewar (SMD),  integrated with the probe, being lifted out of its tilt dolly.  Probe C as the main neck tube was being assembled at Lockheed.  Construction of the thermal baffles along the probe's neck tube. Lockheed based lab.  Electrical leads on the inside of the probe C top hat.  View of the partially assembled probe C.  scientist inspects the probe before it is inserted into its vaccum sealed casing  A green monochromatic light is used to check the quartz block for possible cracks or stress points. This image was taken after the Science Instrument Assembly (SIA) had been integrated with the rest of the probe.  Probe C suspended from the ceiling of FISTOPs.  Reynolds inspecting the inside of the top hat during probe thermal repairs. 4/12/00  Reynolds inspecting the inside of the top hat during the probe thermal repairs.

April 21st, 2000   Quartz block mockup used to test the precision manipulator 

July 1988  Close-up of a heat-exchange ring on the probe neck tube.  Looking  inside the probe's  This is a close-up shot of Probe A's necktube and liquid lelium pumping system. Probe A was one of the early probes that were critical to the creation of of our super-conducting gyroscopes.  View of probe C being assembled at Lockheed, Sunnyvale.  Quartz block mockup used to test the precision manipulator 

July 1988  GPB3  View of the probe on the precision manipulator, in the class 10 clean room.  Russ Leese is shown next to probe C, mounted on the  A tech carefully inspects the wiring and staking on the flight probe. Each bolt is wired and epoxied down to prevent it from coming loose during launch.  View of probe A in the class 1000 clean room.  View of the  View of probe A tilted horizontal in the class 1000 clean room.
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