WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 28 MARCH 2003:
PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR THERMAL VACUUM RETEST
The space vehicle team has continued preparations for the upcoming thermal vacuum test. The ACE was reinstalled on the vehicle. The PDU arming plug was installed and the PDU testing continued according to plan. In preparation for the thermal vacuum test, test batteries were installed on to the vehicle in place of the flight batteries.
TURFTS DELIVERED TO LOCKHEED MARTIN
The TURFTS was delivered to Lockheed Martin. This unit will further enhance the quality of software testing in the ITF.
Photo: The GP-B spacecraft outside the thermal vacuum chamber (taken from inside the chamber).