Picture Gallery for Fri 2006-08-04 04:01:51 UTC


Click to enlargeSBI on a hang test.
Click to enlargeSBI on a hang test.
Click to enlargeSBI on a hang test.
Click to enlargeSBI solar array.
Click to enlargeSBI's telescope.
Click to enlargeMark arrives.
Click to enlargeGaladriel with a decoy mouse.
Click to enlargeGaelen works on BLAST's new CCD camera.
Click to enlargeMark contemplates a potential liquid nitrogen container.
Click to enlargeTiny Tim arrives to pick up BLAST.
Click to enlargeTiny Tim arrives to pick up BLAST.
Click to enlargeTiny Tim arrives to pick up BLAST.
Click to enlargeTiny Tim arrives to pick up BLAST.
Click to enlargeA TDRSS antenna on top of a ladder to get better reception with the gondola.
Click to enlargeExtracting BLAST.
Click to enlargeGoing out for the hang test.
Click to enlargeGoing out for the hang test.
Click to playGoing out for the hang test.
Click to enlargeWatching Tim roll by.
Click to enlargeSetting up for the hangtest.
Click to enlargeThe SIP solar array skirt arrives.
Click to enlargeFrank and Victor tie some "reins" on the gondola.
Click to enlargeSetting up for the hang test.
Click to enlargeSetting up for the hang test.
Click to enlargeWaiting to attach the SIP solar array.
Click to enlargeTim.
Click to enlargeThe BLAST hangtest.
Click to enlargeBLAST with SIP solar array and ballast hopper attached.
Click to enlargeAnita's... I mean BLAST's ballast hopper.
Click to enlargeBLAST's groundstation computer (lambda) installed in the OCC. This computer will stay here while we go to Antarctica and act as a receiver to the data transmitted from BLAST over Antarctica via the TDRSS satellite network to North America.
Click to enlargeHeading back in after the hang test.
Click to enlargeComing back inside after the hang test.
Click to enlargeOur three gallons of Sunnyside brand Acetone finally arrives. So refreshing!
Click to enlargeComing back inside after the hang test.
Click to enlargeWe ordered some 5/16" grade 8 bolts from McMaster-Carr which arrived along with this bit of randomness: a very mangled brass number six torx-head screw. I have this theory that McMaster-Carr doesn't have garbage removal at their warehouses. They just ship their trash to customers who assume it's part of their eccentric packaging system...
Click to enlargeComing back inside after the hang test.
Click toplayComing back inside after the hang test.
Click to enlargeComing back inside after the hang test.
Click to enlargeBLAST on the scale: 4344 pounds.
Click to enlargeVictor removes the telescope from the scale.
Click to enlargeCalculations on my arm.
Click to enlargeRemoving one of the solar arrays.
Click to enlargeThe primary arrives.
Click to enlargeChris uncables the LDB antennas.
Click to enlargeUncovering the primary.
Click to enlargeThe primary covered in plastic and cotton.
Click to enlargeMark reflecting on the primary.
Click to enlargeExamining the mirror.
Click to enlargeExamining the mirror.
Click to enlargeThe lines of LDB antennas: from right TDRSS, Iridum, three GPS and another Iridum.
Click to enlargeAttaching the secondary mirror.
Click to enlargeAttaching the secondary mirror.
Click to enlargeAttaching the secondary mirror.
Click to enlargeDismantling the sun shields.
Click to enlargeRemoving the cryostat.

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