WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 26 March 1999:
Under the direction of Dr. Doron Bardas the integration of the flight gyroscopes has begun. A non-flight gyroscope was successfully integrated and deintegrated to run through the integration process and to verify the adequacy of the process with regard to cleanliness. The first of four flight gyroscopes was successfully installed (gyroscope #3). The plan is to install the final three gyroscopes this week.
Photo: GP-B's flight gyroscope rotors under glass.
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
The Relativity Mission flight Telescope Readout Electronics (TRE) boxes have been random vibration and pyro-shock tested. The units are being installed into the thermal vacuum test chamber in LMMS building 151 for final environmental testing.
Photo: LMMS engineer Bob Farley with the Relativity Mission Telescope Readout Electronics (black with the red connector cover) beneath the SQUID Readout Electronics mass simulator during random vibration testing.