WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 18 SEPTEMBER 1998:
Four SQUID (Super Conducting Quantum Interference Device) packages have been accepted for flight and are now "available" (four SQUIDs are required for the science mission). These SQUID packages are the first cyrogenic hardware system to be accepted for flight and this achievement completes GP-B NASA milestone #42. In addition, a successful SQUID kit acceptance review was held. Photo: SQUID package
Technical interchange meetings were held at Allied Signal, Kearfott, and Raytheon for the Relativity Mission science telescope sunshade, control gyroscopes and star sensors, respectively. The flight hardware was examined at each facility, and preparations for acceptance testing were discussed. All vendors are expected to begin flight hardware testing shortly. Photo: LMMS Engineers Lim Mar and Jon Kirschenbaum reviewing Test Readiness Review (TRR) data for Relativity Mission hardware.