WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 30 October 1998:
32 DPA (detector package assembly) thermal isolators have been patterned and etched by Matthew Bye. 12 of these isolators were then laser cut. Of these, 2 isolators have been formally accepted by Howard Demroff and delivered to Scott Fletcher so that assembly of the flight detector mount sub-assembly can begin. Photo1: Top view of telescope (click to see Photo 2) Photo 2: dpa
SPACE VEHICLE HIGHLIGHT
The first mass trim mechanism was installed on the Relativity Mission flight vehicle on 28 October. There are seven flight mass trim mechanisms (and one flight spare). All are in house and are scheduled to be installed before the end of the year. Photo: DCMC Representative Sam DeJesus and LMMS Employees Bud Swihart, John Janicki, Russell Katz, and Mike Sisley with the first flight Mass Trim Mechanism (S/N 008) installed on the GP-B Spacecraft.