WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 21 AUGUST 1998:
The system integration team lead by Dr. Michael Taber has succesfully bolted Flight Probe C into the Flight Dewar, thus completing the preliminary verification of the functionality of the Belleville Preload System (BPS). The BPS load cells indicate nominal values, in excess of 2000 lbs. Photo 1: Dr. Taber & Team
The gyroscope commissioning team of Robert Brumley, Bruce Clarke, Chris Gray, and David Hipkins, has completed the commissioning of the third flight gyroscope, FQH58&95FH3, out of the four needed for the Science Instrument Assembly. The team has also completed the acceptance review of the second flight gyroscope, FQH46&95FH6. Photo 2: GSS group
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
Members of the LMMS and Stanford University space vehicle team met with representatives from several NASA centers and Boeing for a highly productive GP-B launch integration meeting at the Boeing facility in Huntington Beach. Analysis results and issues covering mission performance, booster separation, coupled loads, controls, thermal, contamination, and interfaces were discussed. The information exchange was valuable and the meeting represented a big step toward completion of a successful launch. Photo: This photo shows one TRE Analog Printed Wiring Assembly (PWA) in the foreground connected to a TRE Digital PWA as the combination is being tested in LMMS Building 205.