Picture Gallery for Tue 2005-05-31 19:56:47 UTC


Click to enlargeMarie applies the heat gun to shrink the plastic into place for the primary mirror window.
Click to enlargeRunning alignment tests with the cryostat.
Click to enlargePumping down the Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) in order to do bandpass measurements with it.
Click to enlargeCompacting the pad.
Click to enlargeMark waves a nitrogen dewar in front of the mirror to see if the cryostat is aligned.
Click to enlargeMark doing alignment test while Marie screws down connectors on the ACS. Chris and Nathan are sitting under the gondola working on the SIP.
Click to enlargeJeff and Marie look for a response in the detectors while Mark moves the nitrogen bucket around the primary mirror.
Click to enlargeThe fruits of Gaelen's handiwork. Much nicer than the old method of throwing all the sockets in a big pile.
Click to enlargeMarie, Gaelen and Matt remount the star cameras.
Click to enlargeMark provides a cold source for the gondola to scan. On the roof of the office behind him, you can see the red dot made by the laser mounted on the back of the secondary mirror, which gives us an idea of where the telescope is pointed.
Click to enlargeBLAST looking out the door.
Click to enlargeJeff gets prepared to go up in the lift.
Click to enlargeJeff gets prepared to go up in the lift.
Click to enlargeJeff at the controls.
Click to enlargeThe telescope scans Jeff.
Click to enlargeJeff up in the air.
Click to enlargeMark checks the telescope's progress.
Click to enlargeJeff on the lift.
Click to enlargeJeff on the lift.
Click to enlargeMarie gets a care package from her mother, which includes many tasty treats.
Click to enlargeMarie gets a care package from her mother, which includes many tasty treats.
Click to enlargeDavid contemplates a cut of lamb.
Click to enlargeBarth talking to Sue in the hallway in Dagobert.

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(5080x1594, 9269.6 kb) A view of the balloon facility looking north from the pad. From left you can make out the model rocket, the Main Building, the Chapel, the Cathedral, the Basilica, and, on the far right, the rocket range tower.

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(8201x1838, 15340 kb) A view of Esrange from Keops Hill looking from something like north to something like east. In the centre of the image is Radar Hill, with it's buildings and satellite dishes on top, and the road winding up to it. The balloon base is obscured behind it, but various other Esrange buildings and dishes can be seen strung out to the left of the Hill.

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