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MISSION COMPLETE! Launch, Chase, and Recovery Successful. Click below to see images/video.

Flight Images

Flight Video:

Mission Readiness Review: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Flight Readiness Review: TBA
Launch Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013 -- Weather/Back-up Day, Sunday, May 26

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Weather Predictions
Pre-Flight IMAGES
TNC Program
Power Budget

Team Roster:
PJ, Mustafa, Joseph, Brandon, Farita, Shivani, Sammy, Godwin, Veronica, Hallie (RMS)

Chase Operators:
Paul King, Keith Warren, David Rush, L. Richardson, M. Leggett

Wed, 5/8: 3:30-5:30
Thu, 5/9: 3:30 - 5:30
Sat, 5/11: 10am-2pm
Mon, 5/13: 3:30 - 5:30
Tue, 5/14: 4:15 - 6:15
Wed, 5/15: 4:15 - 5:30. Mission Readiness Review (5:30-6pm), Parents/stakeholders invited.
Thu, 5/16: 4:15-5:45
Sat, 5/18: 10am - 2pm
Tue, 5/21: 3:30-5:30
Wed, 5/22: 3:30 - 5:30
Thu, 5/23: 3:30-5:30
Flight Readiness Review, TBD

Work Breakdown Structure:
Primary Box Brandon, Mustafa
Secondary Box. Joseph, Farita, PJ, Shivani, Godwin
Ground Stations. Veronica, Sammy

Primary Box IPTs
  • APRS [|Backup] power: build (COMPLETE), install
  • Power wire management
  • Middle shelf installation
  • GPS installation
  • Arduino with accel/mag: set data as fast as possible, ground trials, build spreadsheet with conversions)
  • Rigging: locktite all screws, foam covering on bottom anchors

Secondary IPTs
  • Add doors (w/tape and velcro?)
  • Add foam bottom/sides
  • [[#|Install]] SPOT: make bracket, install on box (wingnuts?)
  • GoPro: install(COMPLETE), procedures & testing
  • SanyoVideo: install (COMPLETE), procedures, door jam, testing with Life Science experiment
  • Horizon digital camera: install, wire power, procedure
  • Downward digital camera: install (COMPLETE), wire power, procedure
  • (Arduino from Primary included)
  • GPS Data logger Arduino (program, wire power, install with sky view)
  • Life Science Experiment (Richards Middle School)
  • Experiment Arduino: set up data logger software, pressure, UV, IR, filtered visible, horizontal wind speed, install, wire power
  • Temperature Arduino: set up data logger with multiplexer, program, 10 solid state temp sensors, 2 platinum RTDs
  • Internal Experiment Payload (HASP): Integrate, test

Ground Stations
GS1: oldHP + TM-271A/KPC3+ with APRSPoint (or use an iPad4 with Keith's app and hardware)
GS2: Robot netBook + TM-D710 with APRSPoint
GS3: TM-D700 + G4T
GS4: TH-D7A + G4T + external antenna (with portabe board)
GS5: TH-D72 + external antenna


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