We use a Korean War era Jamesway, that has been set up next to MAPO. It serves as a testing facility for the optical modules, as well as an office and storage area.
The boxes with the optical modules can be seen just outside the Jamesway. The modules are packed in a way, that cables from the test equipment inside the Jamesway can be connected while they are still in the box. The tests verify that the modules are up to specs. Similar test have been done before shipping the modules, but after such a long journey we need to check again.
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|Temperature: -21.0°C / -5.8°F, Windchill: -33.2°C / -27.8°F, Wind: NNE (33.6°) at 14.5 knt
Date: 2004-12-26 01:29:26 UTC