We recovered our Gondola!!! It was quite late in the evening, but we found it quite good actually. For the first time we have a full video coverage of the whole flight.
Here is a short video of the flight:
If you want to watch the full 4.5h flight, you can do that too:
Since the weather forecast is looking good, we will start on Sunday the 13th of October. This will take place during the open house day of the TUM. The balloon will lift off at 13 o’clock in Garching behind the engineering building. Just follow the signs.
In order to test our system under similar pressure conditions as in flight, we placed our gondola in a thermal vacuum chamber. The test was very successful and all systems worked perfectly. Now we are ready for the launch.
We have worked a lot the past weeks. So now we can present to you a test rack of nearly all modules. So we will start with our big testing campaign very soon. We are getting signal at the ground station, but we still have to fix some software!
We are done with soldering. Lets get everything together and test our hard and software. For now we have only all submodules. The backplane (where everything is connected via a shared bus) is still missing.
Finally we have all the parts to solder all pcbs.
Hopefully we have them finished soon to start testing. All components have to be checked and we have to run our software on the real hardware.
We are getting more and more boards. Since we had so many we had to tide up a little. Now six boards are running and communicating over CAN. Looks like a nice family meeting 🙂
First arrangement of the dev boards. All boards are connected via usb to our delivery system running on a raspberry pi. So all the developers have access to their system via vpn. Also a video livestream to see the leds for instant feedback is possible.
We are checking out the model of move II at orbitum… Maybe we are getting a big model too?