WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 8 AUGUST 2003:
Formal Software Qualification Testing was successfully completed this week. The first stage of the Delta booster and fairing were delivered to VAFB. The GMA team successfully performed a bottle change on the GMA support equipment this week.
Photo: Engineer Russ Leese in front of the GP-B spacecraft at VAFB.
SIMULATION #6 UNDERWAY
Simulation #6 is in-progress. In this simulation we successfully spun up science gyroscope #2 and we successfully performed the low temperature bakeout. Two key anomalies occurred during the running of this simulation; one was a planned anomaly used to train the staff for press conferences; the other was an unplanned GSE induced anomaly causing the activation of a number of safe mode actions. The team responded well to these issues. Action items from simulation #6 are in-work.