WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 11 JANUARY 2002:
SUNSHADE INTEGRATION CONTINUES TO MAKE GOOD PROGRESS
The sunshade for the GP-B space vehicle was installed on to the space vehicle. The installation and alignment of the ARP (attitude reference platform) was completed. The partial blockage of the guard tank vent line was removed using the heat and gas flow technique.
Photo: None available this week.
FIRST GSS BOX PASSED VIBRATION TEST
The first forward GSS box passed a protoqualification level vibration test. This test was significant because the GSS team believes that this test posed the highest environmental risk to the forward box. The team has good confidence that balance of the environmental testing will go smoothly. Thermal vacuum test in underway for this unit. The other GSS boxes are lined up to follow the first box through the test flow sequence.
Photo: Bill Bencze working on the GSS electronics box during Payload Testing last August.