WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 13 SEPTEMBER 2002:
GMA DELIVERED TO STANFORD
The GMA was successfully delivered to Stanford. The GMA is now being integrated into the gyroscope acceptance probe located at Stanford. The plan is to use the GMA to perform a low speed and high speed spin up of a low temperature gyroscope. The GMA will be installed on to the space vehicle following these spin up tests.
Photo: Top photo is the MOOG team in their clean room in Buffalo, NY readying the GMA for shipment to Stanford. Bottom photo is the GMA before packing and shipment with shock recorder (blue box on top) and accelerometers (small red pieces on the far right side) in place for transport.
SPACE VEHICLE INTEGRATION CONTINUES
Thermal blankets were installed on to the space vehicle during the past week. The dewar has been filled to more than 95 % full in preparation for the upcoming acoustic test. The dewar hardware anomaly has been successfully resolved. The final related test shows the hardware is now working nominally.