WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 2 AUGUST 2002:
COMPLETED FIRST MOTION TEST OF SOLAR ARRAY #2
The first motion test of solar array #2 was successfully completed. Significant recent progress has been made on the fabrication of the space vehicle thermal blankets. To date, 133 of 161 blankets are in-house. The cryogenics team completed filling the dewar main tank to approximately 95 % full. An anomaly associated with this last fill process is in-work. The team understands the anomaly and is working on a closure plan.
Photo: GP-B Team Members Bud Swihart and Sean McCully (both in manlift) and Mike Schermerhorn preparing for the release of the Flight Spare Solar Array using the flight SADM Damper in the LM B/159 High Bay. Operation is supervised by Dennis St.Clair (in chair). Photo from May 2002 operations during dry-run of this test.