WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 28 SEPTEMBER 2001:
COMPLETED INITIAL SPACECRAFT/PAYLOAD FIT CHECK
The initial spacecraft/payload fit check was completed during the past week. The process consisted of lifting the payload into the spacecraft, performing a varity of shim, cable routing, and other measurements, and then removing the payload from the spacecraft. The steps leading up to this work included removing the guard tank vent line, rotating the tilt dolly and tilting the payload to vertical. Currently preparations are underway to fill the dewar to approximately 70 %.
Photo: LM Engineer Russell Katz taking measurements between the GP-B Integrated Payload and Spacecraft Aft Truss in LM B/205.