WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 11 June 1999:
The payload integration team has successfully completed the assembly of the science instrument which includes the flight telescope and DPAs bonded to the flight quartz block, the 4 flight gyroscopes, the 4 flight SQUIDs, the caging system, and the assorted heaters and thermometers. The final assembly step was the inspection of the science instrument by persons from each subsystem group and by QA. The payload integration team members are Gideon Asher, Doron Bardas, Paul Bayer, Ken Bower, Rob Brumley, Bruce Clarke, Howard Demroff, Paul Ehrensberger, Bob Farley, Chris Gray, Greg Gutt, Jason Gwo, David Hipkins, Lynn Huff, Russ Leese, Ming Luo, John Mester, Barry Muhlfelder, Dorrene Ross, and John Stamets. The next step is the installation of the probe's vacuum can, thus completing the integration of the science instrument with Probe C.
Photo: Stanford scientists and engineers bonding the quartz block and telescope during the previous stages of integration.
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
The Relativity Mission solar array shipping container is competed and has been delivered to the LMMS solar array product center.
Photo: Melicent Basurto, LMMS solar array technician, with the Relativity Mission solar array shipping container.