WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 4 AUGUST 2000:
The gyro replacement team has begun the operation of replacing flight gyroscope #4. Operations performed thus far include removal of the vacuum can and initial inspection and documentation of the SIA (Science Instrument Assembly) region of the payload. The SIA region of the probe was found to be qualitatively clean and the inspection of the instrument uncovered no unforeseen issues. The next major step is to remove gyroscope #4.
Small Photo: A close-up of the SIA and two of its in-place gyroscope assemblies.
Large Photo (click small photo to view): Technician Chris Gray and the probe during vacuum can removal (the vacuum can is the dark gray piece at the bottom of the picture).
Photo: GP-B chief systems engineer Bob Schultz presenting during SLVR-6 at Stanford University.