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SAGE III is in TVAC, Last Environmental Test!

By August 16, 2015June 14th, 2016Uncategorized

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The Integration and Test team conducted a successful Test Readiness Review Thursday, August 13. Following the review the chamber door was closed and pump-down was started. Thermal Vacuum Testing started Friday, August 14. The team has successfully completed the initial ambient functional test, Hot Survival (test point 3), and Hot Operational 1/Hot Start 1 (test point 4). The Operational Heaters for CMP 1, CMP2 and the ICE have been successfully tested as well. During the temperature ramp through the Hexapod Contingency zone, the Hexapod Electronics Unit did not reboot at elevated temperature.