Installation of the Aquarius Instrument is Completed
On Monday, April 12, the installation of the Aquarius Instrument onto the SAC-D Service Platform (S/P) was successfully completed by the JPL and INVAP integration teams. The photo at right shows Pim Vosse directing the final stages of the lift, as well as an overall view of the Observatory (note that in this picture, the non-flight lift fixture is still in place on Aquarius).
The Aquarius mechanical integration continues today, with the routing and mating of the flight harness to Aquarius, followed by thermal-blanket patterning on Wednesday.
Pim Vosse directing the final stages of the lift.