WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 27 JULY 2001:
TESTS PERFORMED ON FLIGHT GYROSCOPES #1 & #2
The payload test team has performed testing on flight gyroscopes #1 and #2. Gyroscope #2 performed flawlessly including the leviation, cavity exploration, pendulation, and spin test. Gyroscope #1 was also successfully tested for leviation, cavity exploration, and pendulation. A test anomaly which occurred during the spin test is under investigation. Our current understanding is that this gyroscope meets all on-orbit requirements.
Photo: A flight gyroscope rotor and its housing (in two halves).
LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES SPIN TABLE ADAPTER
The Spin Table Adapter was received at LM B/156 on July 19. The adapter will be assembled, integrated with a spin test water tank, and mounted to the Schenck-Trebel spin table for a pathfinding spin balance test in August.
Photo: None available this week.