As it is good weather, we prepared our altitude research balloon for take-off at 1 pm. The payload is a small experimental satellite that returns sensor data. After 40 km altitude, the balloon floats on a parachute back to the ground (scheduled 15 clock). Ask at one of the info stands in the main street for the way or the state of things.
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.
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.