WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 23 JUNE 2000:
- Caging touch test
- Slow speed spin
- Cavity exploration
Photo: A backlit picture of a gyroscope housing. To learn more about the life and times of a GP-B gyroscope, click the small picture to see a detailed narrative and a photo collage.
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
LMSS successfully conducted a ground system data flow test with NASA /TDRS facility at White Sands, New Mexico. Pre-recorded telemetry data was flowed from White Sands to the LMSS Integrated Test Facility Pod B in B205 over the NASA IONET. Commands were also successfully sent from ITF to White Sands. This test demonstrates GMOC ground software compatibility with NASA / TDRS and clears the way for a TDRS / Portable Antenna end-to-end test with the spacecraft RF equipment in July / August. Key personnel for this effort were Pete Carley and Bill Given.
Photo: LMSS engineers Sheila Johnson, David Tomini, Mark Rich, and Bill Given in GP-B Pod C in LMSS B/205. Not pictured: Pete Carley.