WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 26 September 1997:
Dr. Jason Gwo and Ken Bower have completed the manufacturing and bonding of the Image Divider Assembly (IDA) for telescope #3, the primary flight telescope. Preliminary testing indicates that the IDA meets requirements. The IDA has been bonded onto the telescope and the alignment has been verified after curing for one week. The boresight is perpendicular to the base to within about 2 arc sec, which is well within the acceptable range of up to about 10 arc sec.
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
The Dewar Axial Lock Failure Investigation Technical Team reported the final results of their investigation to Stanford University on 22 September. The team described the redesign options and delineated the development test plan. Additionally, they presented the best candidate "use as is" concepts. Work is now proceeding with design and procurement of the redesign solutions, and in parallel with in-depth analyses and detailed design of the "use-as-is" option. These results will be presented to Stanford on 8 October.