WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 22 FEBRUARY 2002:
SPACE VEHICLE IN PREPARATION FOR MODAL TEST
In preparation for the modal test, the space vehicle was transferred to the modal test stand in the B/159 Acoustic Cell. The first of three liquid helium transfers for modal test was completed. Following the third transfer the liquid helium level will be 95 %. Accelerometers are being instrumented on the vehicle. A non-critical test anomaly associated with the helium fill is in-work. A few straightforward changes associated with this anomaly are under review.
Photo: The GP-B Space Vehicle.