WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 22 OCTOBER 1999:
Phase A of payload test continued this past week with additional measurements of the thermal characteristics of the flight probe and flight dewar. The thermal measurements should provide an estimate of the on-orbit lifetime of the experiment. Present indications are that the lifetime does not meet the requirement and therefore a probe repair may be required. The team members involved in this work include Jim Maddocks, D. Murray, M. Taber, and T. Welsh.
The GP-S software team has completed a successful software review. The meeting was attended by both internal GP-B team members and outside experts. The GP-B team included Jie Li, Aweli Ndili, and Robert Schultz.
Photo: The flight probe.
Photo: LMMS Intern Linden Willis-Kilgroe installing the GPS antennas for random vibration testing.