Picture Gallery for Mon 2005-06-06 20:41:33 UTC


Click to enlargeAfter the rain Friday morning.
Click to enlargeRain clouds in the east over the rocket base.
Click to enlargeRain clouds in the east over the rocket base.
Click to enlargeThe PV out of the pressure vessel to stycast a leaking weld. There's a white-taped brick on the left side of the front plate to keep it from tipping over.

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(14591x1806, 25144 kb) A 360 degree panorama of the pad from Friday night, after a long rain. The cut in the photograph is roughly to the east. Left of centre, Radar Hill is still obscured by rain clouds. There are a few stitching artifacts in the foreground, mostly on Hercules, but on the whole it turned out well enough.

Click to enlargeThe PV in the drying rack.
Click to enlargeLooking down on the secondary and one of the star camera baffles from up at the pivot.
Click to enlargeA blob of weld-fixing stycast.
Click to enlargeThe PVBOB open for the last time to leak check the PV.
Click to enlargeRunning scan test overnight. It's really quite dull.
Click to playThe roll damping flywheel in action. In the top right, you can see the reaction wheel turning as well.
Click to enlargePull testing a new tractor by using one of the helium tankers as dead weight. The old tractor turned out to be inadequate for the task of hauling the spool around the highbay.
Click to enlargeHooked to the front of the tanker.
Click to enlargeThe new tractor.
Click to enlargePulling BLAST outside at 10 Saturday morning.
Click to enlargeGetting ready for pickup.
Click to playPickup.
Click to enlargePickup.
Click to enlargePickup.
Click to enlargePickup.
Click to enlargeMarie checks out one of the bird feeders on the SIP solar array. (Actually it's a load dump for the SIP's charge controllers.)
Click to enlargeDerek at the controls of Hercules.
Click to enlargeBringing the ballast hoppers into place.
Click to enlargeAttaching the ballast hoppers.
Click to enlargeAttaching the SIP solar array. The ballast hoppers had to be removed since the gondola couldn't be lifted high enough.
Click to enlargeTrying to fit the solar arrays. It didn't quite fit so a modification or two had to be made.
Click to enlargeTrying to fit the solar arrays.
Click to enlargeMark tries to make the SIP solar array more rigid using Kevlar string.
Click to enlargeAttaching the ballast hoppers once again.
Click to enlargeAttaching the ballast hoppers once again.
Click to enlargeGaelen, Matt and Marie watch the proceedings.
Click to enlargeBLAST full assembled (at last). Don is on the ground testing the line-of-site transmitters.
Click to enlargeBLAST heads out to the pad.
Click to enlargeDoing transmission tests on the pad.
Click to enlargeDoing transmission tests on the pad.
Click to enlargeAn empty high bay.
Click to enlargeStill out there.
Click to enlargeComing back in after the hang-test.

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