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28 July 2008 SIM-Lite: status of the engineering progress toward flight
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We present an overview of the ongoing progress towards flight readiness of the SIM project. We summarize the engineering milestones that have been completed in the last two years, namely: the Brass-Board Internal and External Metrology Beam Launchers, the Brass-Board Metrology Source, and the Instrument Communication Hardware/Software Architecture Demonstration. We also show other progress such as: the life test of the bass-screw and PZT actuators, building the Metrology Fiducials and the Single Strut Test Article. We status the ongoing work on the Brass-Board Fast Steering Mirror and the Brass-Board Astrometric Beam Combiner. We end with a proposed path towards finishing the Brass-Board suite.
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Frank G. Dekens, Eric E. Bloemhof, Serge Dubovitsky, Daniel Eldred, Renaud Goullioud, Muthu Jeganathan, Fabien Nicaise, and Feng Zhao "SIM-Lite: status of the engineering progress toward flight", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70134U (28 July 2008);

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