WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 18 JULY 2003:
FIRST VEHICLE POWER ON AT VAFB
All EGSE has been connected to the space vehicle and battery charging is complete. GSE supporting cryogenic operations has been connected to the vehicle and cryogenic servicing is scheduled to begin next week. The SV has been powered on and vehicle pre-functional testing is underway. The 5 foot - visible for launch - GP-B launch insignia was placed onto the Delta II booster.
Photo: Engineer Russ Leese in front of the GP-B spacecraft at VAFB.