Downlink, SIP Pictures

SIP Insertion

SIP Insertion

Yesterday we got the biphase and star camera video (kind of) working over the air with the line-of-sight transmitters. Tristan took out his rotating chopper, so I took the chance to take pictures of it. Finally, there are the SIP installation pictures taken by Juan the day before.

Antennas Galore

Seppy Boom

Seppy Boom

I ventured into the west highbay yesterday to check out mounting of Juan and Natalie’s GPS antenna boom. While there I noticed a bunch of other CSBF antennas also mounted to the sun shields. While I was busy helping Natalie and […]

Kersplat!-alie, SBSC

Noise Picture!

Noise Picture!

Kersplat!-alie—the occasional klutzy stand-in for Natalie known to throw laptops high in the air and damage the corner—has struck again. This time, the whole glass panel on the screen has shattered after a failure to successful navigate a flight of stairs.

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Better Noise! Come and Take It

Good Noise!

Good Noise!

With Mark and Tony gone, Enzo had his first full day of playing with the detector noise yesterday. In the morning, he rearranged the grounding of things, and improved the noise a lot. Everybody is very happy.

Going with the unrelated […]

Half Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Group Action

Group Action

Yesterday morning was a flurry of work as we prepared to remove the cryostat from the gondola so that noise tests could proceed without disrupting other gondola integration. Gondola integration progresses well: the SSS (historically named “Second Sun Sensor” or “Simple […]

Artificial Sun, New Floor

Ultimate Power

Ultimate Power

Andrei and Greg tested the new pinhole sun sensors yesterday, using the big powerful artificial sun lamp. By big and powerful, I mean it will melt plastic from across the room. Josh, who had arrived the previous evening with Giles, took […]

Day Off: Mini-golf and Downtown Palestine

Home Away From Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home Away From Home

Update 25 June 2010: I’ve added some photos that Juan took during the day (to have pictures of me, as proof that I exist. Plus Juan’s […]

Another Quiet Day

Computer Work

Computer Work

Yesterday was another quiet day. Detector noise tests continued as did programming and miscellaneous jobs. We got a bunch of new goodies, some that we ordered and some from CSBF.

For some reason (maybe just the time of year) we’ve had […]

Waiting and Leisure

Pointing by Moonlight 2

Pointing by Moonlight 2

There are not many pictures of what happened yesterday, and as such I don’t really remember what happened. It may also be that not much happened. Team Noise was waiting for me to debug problems, […]

FIRE! (and Solar Panel Test, Gondola Moving)

Chipped Screen

Chipped Screen

While disconnecting the batteries yesterday, Mark shorted the terminals with an allen key. The allen key got part melted and the bolt stuck onto the end. Then the battery cables caught fire and broke the circuit. Tristan was up above at […]