WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 18 AUGUST 2000:
The gyroscope group has successfully installed gyroscope #4 in the Science Instrument. Chris Gray has led the team of Ken Bower and Bruce Clarke in performing this operation, under the QA supervision of Russ Leese. Alignment checks, and instrumentation and spin-up connections will take place in the next week.
The Gyroscope Suspension System (GSS) flight unit team and the GSS testbed team successfully lifted a simulated science mission gyroscope with a flight-equivalent Analog Backup controller. This demonstrates that the redesigned and upgraded testbed is of sufficiently low noise and high fidelity to simulate a science mission gyroscope and also demonstrates that the flight like interfaces on the GSS function properly as well. Team members Mike Irwin, David Hipkins, and Rob Brumley participated in this effort.
Photo: Ken, Chris and Bruce during the removal of Gyro #4.
Please click the small photo to see an explanation of the remarkable change-out of Gyro #4
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
The spin balance table which will be used for dynamically balancing the GP-B Space Vehicle has been relocated and installed in LM B/156. Checkout of the table and its associated systems is currently underway.
Photo: LMSS Engineer Eric Will with the relocated spin balance table installed in LMSS B/156.