WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 25 June 1999:
A qualification unit telescope detector package (DPA) has successfully passed radiation testing. The package was subjected to the total dose of protons we expect on-orbit. Following this exposure, the DPA continued to function nominally. The team members involved in this test included Howard Demroff, Paul Ehrensberger, Bob Farley, John Goebel, Ali Kashani, and Nick Scott.
The Detector Package Assembly inside its "clean can", atop a
small dewar, undergoing testing. The clean can enables
the DPA to travel undamaged by particles larger than a micron (one one-millionth
of an inch).
Large Photo: The DPA itself (in black) mounted on a metal L-bracket sitting inside the base of the clean can.
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
The LMMS and Stanford team has successfully completed thruster & porous plug characterization testing. This testing verified that the thruster functions nominally when supplied with helium from the science mission dewar.
Photo: Jeff Vanden Beukel and Mike Taber with thruster test console.