WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 12 March 1999:
Led by Ken Bower and Jason Gwo, Telescope #3 was successfully bonded to Quartz Block #3 on Wednesday, March 3. The initial evaluation of the bond indicates full success. This represents a very significant achievement on the path to completion of the GP-B flight payload. The next step in the payload integration is the installation of the flight gyroscopes followed by the integration of the SIA into the probe.
Small Photo: Integrated Telescope (on top) with Quartz Block
Large Photo (Click small photo to view): A close-up of the molecular bond between the two pieces.
The Relativity Mission flight solid state recorder (SSR) was installed on the space vehicle in LMMS building 205.
Photo: LMMS technician Bud Swihart installing the Relativity Mission Solid State Recorder on the space vehicle.