Bakeout complete!

With bakeout complete, the NACs were reactivated over the weekend to begin systematic calibrations.

Of particular interest over the weekend were testing the interactions between the Diviner instrument and LROC.  Diviner is the only instrument on LRO that moves independently of the spacecraft, and we need to take into account its motions when planning LROC observations.  In addition, the Mini-RF radar system was activated for the first time this weekend.  Mini-RF and LROC share the same high-speed data system aboard LRO, and so scheduling Mini-RF and LROC observations requires coordination with our friends on the Mini-RF team.  Over the next month, we will continue to methodically acquire the measurements we need to successfully calibrate LROC.  

Published by Samuel Lawrence on 13 July 2009