WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 2 April 1999:
During this past week, the second and third flight gyroscopes were successfully integrated into the flight instrument. This installation included optical measurements of the gyroscope alignment as well as electrical measurements of the gyroscope high voltage cables, gyroscope grts, and gyroscope heaters. The plan is to integrate the fourth and final gyroscope this week.
Small Photo: A flight gyroscope rotor and its housing
Large Photo (Click small photo to view): The quartz block during inspection. The final gyro assemblies will be placed inside the cylindrical holes along the side of the quartz block.
The Relativity Mission flight Standard Power Regulation Unit (SPRU) has been received from the vendor Engineered Magnetics and is in LMMS building 205 for integration onto the space vehicle.
Photo: LMMS engineer Shawky Shehata with the Relativity Mission Standard Power Regulation Unit (SPRU) printed wiring boards during SPRU fabrication.