FUSE Integration and Test Photos


Last Change to I and T page: 2/18/99

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Two selected views of the FUSE satellite in the process of being removed from the thermal vac tank at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. (Digital camera photos by George Sonneborn, 1/27/99) CLICK HERE to see a more complete set of photos of this activity.



Three views of the FUSE satellite in preparation for thermal vac, at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The collimator device can be seen at the top in the middle and right images. (Scanned 35 mm photos from November 1998)


FUSE Integration and Test area at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, adjacent to the huge thermal vacuum tank in Building 29. In the photo at right, the 60-foot tank looms to the upper right. The bottom of the tank is visible in the photo at left. (Scanned 35 mm photos from November 1998)




Two photos of the integrated FUSE satellite after delivery to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. (Aug. 21, 1998)

(Photos added 2/18/99, but from August 1998.)




Two photos of the FUSE satellite after delivery to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. (Aug. 21, 1998). Left: unpacking after delivery from JHU/APL. Right, after installation of solar panels. (Photos courtesy of Orbital Sciences Corporation.)






Four digital camera photos of the FUSE satellite after delivery to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. (Aug. 20, 1998)







Integrated FUSE satellite prepares for testing at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. (Scanned 35 mm photos from Aug. 20, 1998)




Caption: The integrated FUSE science instrument (upper portion) and spacecraft (lower portion) shortly after mating to become the FUSE satellite at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. (July 1, 1998)


CLICK HERE for a more detailed sequence of satellite assembly photos.




Telescope baffles and baffle doors of the FUSE instrument during installation, at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. (Prior to installation of thermal blankets.) (June 1998)





Two side views of the FUSE instrument during installation of the telescope baffles, at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. (May 1998)





Left: The FUSE telescope assembly (bottom half) and spectrograph (top half) shortly after integration at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. PI Warren Moos is in the foreground. (Feb. 1998) Right: The FUSE telescope assembly (bottom half) and spectrograph (top half) shortly after integration at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. In the foreground (left to right) are Scott Friedman (JHU Project Scientist), Warren Moos (PI), and George Sonneborn (NASA Project Scientist). (Feb. 1998)





Left: Side view of the FUSE telescope assembly at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Right: The FUSE spectrograph assembly sitting atop the FUSE telescope structure during integration. (At the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD.) (Feb. 1998)




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