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SCaN Testbed Payload

 

Status

The SCaN Testbed was turned over in March 2012 to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in anticipation of a Summer 2012 launch on an H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV3). Members of the SCaN Testbed team traveled to Tanegashima, Japan for the turnover, conducted post-ship functional testing, and witnessed the integration of the testbed onto the EP-MP (Multi-Purpose Exposed Pallet).

 
 
EP-MP integration
The SCaN Testbed is shown above in its launch configuration, fully integrated onto the EP-MP.
 
 
Team Members
In addition to other team members responsible for testing (not shown), the turnover team included: Front (L to R): Dwayne Kiefer, Kurt Horanic (KSC), Ross Miller, Rene Fernandez. Back row (L to R): Andrew Sexton, Diane Malarik, Liz Gray.