Half Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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 Sun Sensor”), was mounted, as were transmitters and the new floor. Star cameras are done and the code for the SBSC now compiles.

Mark and Tony flew out, leaving Enzo to have his was with noise tests for a while. In the evening the ACS, probably out of jealousy, started having noise problems of its own. This seems related to a hardware problem on a BLASTbus motherboard.

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