Picture Gallery for Fri 2003-08-29 19:20:24 UTC


Click to enlargeA last view of the Japanese House.
Click to enlargeA newspaper clipping from bygone times. (Actually it's something that Marie's husband, Adam, made for her.
Click to enlargeThe pivot once again off the gondola.
Click to enlargeEnzo in the inner frame.
Click to enlargeEnzo comes up with a new way of controlling BLAST.
Click to enlargePreparing the cryostat for removal.
Click to enlargeThe ROCC next to Galadriel and ecosmo.
Click to enlargeRemoving the cryostat.
Click to enlargeGaelen working under the gondola.
Click to enlargeVenting helium.
Click to enlargeVenting helium.
Click to enlargeMatt attaches a hose to the helium tank exhaust.
Click to enlargeRaising the pivot again.
Click to enlargeMarie and Jaspaul rebalancing the inner frame after the removal of the cryostat.
Click to enlargeBarth and Enzo discuss with the NSBF guys.
Click to enlargeMark installing the pivot shelf.
Click to enlargeAt dinner at the Penn House.
Click to enlargeLarry, Curly and Moe.
Click to enlargeDavid and Itziar.
Click to enlargeThe ostler's cat.
Click to enlargeJaspaul and Marie carefully transport one of the wings.
Click to enlargeA little scorpion.
Click to enlargeGaelen, Jaspaul and Marie attaching panels to the sun shields.
Click to enlargeGreg mounts the magnetometer.
Click to enlargeAttaching more sun shield panels.
Click to enlargeAlmost all the sun shields are on the gondola.
Click to enlargeAlmost all the sun shields are on the gondola.
Click to enlargeThe inner frame surrounded by sun shields.
Click to enlargeMatt poses with the gondola.
Click to enlargeMarie and Jaspaul tape the sun shield panels.
Click to enlargeThe magnetometer packaged and ready to go.
Click to enlargeA view from the side.
Click to enlargeThe NSBF guys prepare to pick up the gondola.
Click to enlargeGoing up to turn the truck plate around. The truck plate is the rectangular plate with the round hole in it which the crane is attached to. A bolt on the Mobile Launch Vehicle passes through that hole and that is how it hangs on the vehicle.
Click to enlargeGoing up to turn the truck plate around.
Click to enlargeReleasing the gondola from the crane.
Click to enlargeThe bucket truck outside.
Click to enlargeFrank, David and Barth watch nervously as the truck plate is turned around. The pivot is sitting on its shelf on the top of the sun shields.
Click to enlargeAbout to turn the truck plate around.
Click to enlargeThe cryostat has wisely decided to sit this one out.
Click to enlargeThe truck plate is turned around.
Click to enlargeWhew! They did it; now we're getting ready to transfer the payload to the Mobile Launch Vehicle (MLV).
Click to enlargeEnzo prepares to lay Ethernet cable out to the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeFrank considers the operation as the MLV is moved into place.
Click to enlargeThe Mobile Launch Vehicle moving into position.
Click to enlargeBLAST awaiting extraction.
Click to enlargeThe MLV in position.
Click to enlargeAligning the hook.
Click to enlargeAligning the hook.
Click to enlargeAligning the hook.
Click to enlargeFrank walks up the MLV to attach the hook.
Click to enlargeComing back down after inspection.
Click to enlargeFrank checking the alignment.
Click to enlargeAttaching the hook to the truck plate.
Click to enlargeAttaching the hook to the truck plate.
Click to enlargeEnzo laying cable.
Click to enlargeAttaching the hook to the truck plate.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging from the MLV.
Click to enlargeAt the reigns.
Click toplayExtracting BLAST from the High Bay.
Click to enlargeBLAST just outside.
Click to enlargeBLAST outside on the Mobile Launch Vehicle.
Click to enlargeBLAST outside on the Mobile Launch Vehicle at dawn.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging from the MLV.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging from the MLV.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging from the MLV.
Click to enlargeThe windmills silhouetted in the dawn light.
Click to enlargeMoving the payload to the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeMoving the payload to the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeMoving the payload to the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeMoving the payload to the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeMoving the payload to the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging from the MLV.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging from the MLV.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging from the MLV.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging from the MLV.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to hang the gondola on the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to hang the gondola on the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to hang the gondola on the Pi Frame. (Note: it didn't suddenly get brighter, I just changed the exposure settings on the camera. It was just getting light when we began the operation and the sun was up by the time we finished.)
Click to enlargeGetting ready to hang the gondola on the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to hang the gondola on the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeBLAST from the front.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to hang the gondola on the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeA view of the operation from further away.
Click to enlargeAnother.
Click to enlargeHanging the gondola.
Click to enlargeJeff, Ed, Mark and Barth watch the operation.
Click to enlargeHanging the gondola.
Click to enlargeHanging the gondola.
Click to enlargeHanging the gondola.
Click to enlargeHanging the gondola.
Click to enlargeBarth, Mark, Jeff and Ed pose in front of BLAST.
Click to enlargeHanging the gondola.
Click to enlargeThe gondola hanging.
Click to enlargeThe gondola hanging.
Click to enlargeThe MLV moves out of the way.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging on the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargePre-dawn.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging on the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargePre-dawn.
Click to enlargeThe sun rises.
Click to enlargeThe sun rises.
Click to enlargeTying off the chain to keep it out of the way.
Click to enlargeBLAST at sunrise.
Click to enlargeBLAST at sunrise.
Click to enlargeBLAST at sunrise.
Click to enlargeFrom the front.
Click to enlargeEthernet routing out to the Pi Frame.
Click to enlargeHanging in the early morning.
Click to enlargeStarting the pointing tests.
Click to enlargeBLAST from the doors of the high-bay.
Click to enlargeBLAST pointing away from the sun. We had to remove the chin in order to turn the gondola around.
Click to enlargeLater in the morning, a hawk visits the airport.
Click to enlargeOne of the NSBF chase planes taxiing.
Click to enlargeOne of the NSBF chase planes taxiing.
Click to enlargeLooking up between the secondary mirror struts at the primary at the pivot.
Click to enlargeCabling up the power supply to the gondola again in the evening after the test.
Click to enlargeThe window purge system mounted properly.

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