Today was our last full day here in Colorado before the flight, and we’re almost there. Most importantly, we tested the gripper today, and it works great! Here’s some pictures and videos. More verbiage later.
We need to reattach the pad that pulled off tomorrow morning (fortunately it looks undamaged, and we have two spares). We also need to finish doing the system for connecting the boom ribbon cable back to the electronics box, mount the gripper, practice like crazy, and start packing for the flight.
But holy crap, it worked the first time!