WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 17 April 1998:
The Gyro Suspension System (GSS) group under the leadership of Dr. Bill Bencze and Dr. David Manner has successfully suspended a gyroscope with it's prototype flight electronics and the RAD6000 computer, the engineering unit version of the flight processor. The GSS is operating in it's nominal ground test mode, spin-up bridge settings, and using the current version of the flight OS for the RAD6000. This capability will allow the thorough testing of the GSS on the ground. This very important achievement is the result of a group-wide effort, and is due in particular to: Mike Eglington, Steve Larsen, Jen-nan Lay, Mike Irwin, Jay Dusenbury, Paul Lassa, Scott Smader, Scot Sulak, Son Tran, Lawerence Goslinowski, Lo Van Ho, and Christy Hartsell.
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
The Mechanical Product Development Team completed successful site visits to the solar array substrate vendors as part of the vendor selection process. The solar array substrate procurement is scheduled to be let in early May.