SDO/EVE Rocket — Electrical Interface Integration Complete

Published on May 6, 2016

May 5:   The electrical interface integration for NASA 36.318 rocket has been completed.  This includes safe-to-mate checks, telemetry data verification, and command uplink verification.  The mechanical integration is planned for tomorrow along with the pre-environmental sequence (functional) tests.  Everybody pitched in and we had a fun Thursday Taco lunch at launch complex 36 (LC-36, location of rocket integration) in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.  Two of our solar group graduate students are graduating tomorrow from CU with their PhDs – congratulations Dr. James Mason and Dr. Ed Thiemann.  James and Ed have completed important research using EVE data to understand relationships between coronal dimming and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and to develop more accurate models of flare variability, respectively.

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