Picture Gallery for Fri 2005-05-06 21:28:29 UTC


Click to enlargeMarie cleans the flywheel.
Click to enlargeGaelen uses one of the scopes to check the alignment of the flywheel.
Click to enlargeMatt makes a new magnetometer cable. (These next few pictures are the ones I took while writing Wednesday's journal entry.)
Click to enlargeMarco and Marie tissue-papering the new mirror cover.
Click to enlargeGaelen takes a picture of Marco after installing the mirror cover.
Click to enlargeThe new mirror cover in place. I'm standing where Gaelen was in the last picture.
Click to enlargeA bird's eye view of Enzo securing the ACS to the gondola.
Click to enlargeMarco in flight code corner. I'm usually sitting (for instance, as I write this) at Galadriel, which is the black monitor on the right next to the printer.
Click to enlargeEd and David take a break from schedule file work in their second floor office. To the left you can see Barth hard at work on some proposal or another.
Click to enlargeGaelen puts a piece of tape around a thermometer to keep it from falling off while the Stycast epoxy cures.
Click to enlargeSometimes you can get liquid helium dewars that are chilled on the outside, too. This one's been sitting outside in the snow for a few days.
Click to enlargeHotel Dilbert.
Click to enlargeHotel Dilbert. This is roughly how dark it is around eleven at night.
Click to enlargeThe FTS (Fourier Transform Spectrometer) in its crate.
Click to enlargeMark, Enzo and the LDB guys heave the FTS out of its crate.
Click to enlargeTwo SIP computers on the bench for repairs.
Click to enlargeLooking up at the mirror cover on the mirror. The big black tube is the secondary support structure.
Click to enlargeMarie checks to see if the FTS works while Mark and Jeff supervise.
Click to enlargeLooking across the pad towards where Radar Hill would be if we could see it.
Click to enlargeA frosty hose clamp holds the transfer tube in the helium transfer line.
Click to enlargeA frosty hose clamp holds the transfer tube in the helium transfer line.
Click to enlargeWe can't even make out the trees on the other side of the pad now due to fog and snow.
Click to enlargeA view of our frosty work environment. Note the helium dewars being stored in the snow.
Click to enlargeGaelen removes even more tape from another of the sun shield panels.
Click to enlargeGaelen and Marco unfold one of the thermal blankets to cover a panel. Someone's really good at folding those blankets.
Click to enlargeGaelen plays hackysack with a roll of duct tape.
Click to enlargeGaelen plays hackysack with a roll of duct tape.
Click to enlargeGaelen plays hackysack with a roll of duct tape.
Click toplayMarco juggles.
Click to enlargeMarco juggles.
Click to enlargeGaelen juggling.
Click to enlargeGaelen juggling.
Click to enlargeGaelen and Marco attach some reinforcement to one of the solar shield panels.
Click to enlargeMarco, Ed and I reflect on the fake sun.
Click to enlargeMarco, Ed and I reflect on the fake sun.
Click to enlargeMatt inspects the finished sun shields.
Click to enlargeNo change in the weather.
Click to enlargeThe balloon base in the snow.
Click to enlargeA special non-alcoholic beverage?
Click to enlargeMatt tries to see if non-alcoholic beverages work well with rum.
Click to enlargeMacro discovers the empty bottle.
Click to enlargeUS, Canadian, Mexican and Italian flags flying at Esrange for the BLAST collaboration.
Click to enlargeA view of the road down to the main gate.
Click to enlargeThe sun shields back down for more adjustments to the hardware at the top of it.
Click to enlargeIt's looking a bit better than yesterday: at least we can see the trees.
Click to enlargeLooking east.
Click to enlargeMeasuring snow accumulation on the pad.
Click to enlarge175 mm.
Click to enlargeThe balloon base.
Click to enlargeThe satellite station across the pad from the balloon base.
Click to enlargeThe satellite station across the pad from the balloon base.
Click to playA 360 degree panorama of the pad. You may want to compare this to the panorama I took of the Palestine pad.
Click to enlargePutting the sun shields on.
Click to enlargeMarie bolts on one of video transmitters. I'm merely providing a temporary clamp.
Click to enlargeGaelen puts a sun shield bold on.
Click to enlargeEd in his office, working on flight scheduling, a smelly business.
Click to enlargeBLAST with sun shields attached.
Click to enlargeMatt looks up from cryostat corner. The disassembled FTS can be seen at lower right.
Click to enlargeBarth pops into Marks office to discuss something.
Click to enlargeEnzo pumps the pressure vessel full of helium so he can leak check it.
Click to enlargeMarie leak checks the O Ring seal on the pressure vessel.
Click to enlargeGaelen routes thermometry.

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