Today at roughly 00:45 the gondola has landed. Now it is time to wait for the recovery team to bring brack the gondola. It is expected to arrive on Saturday. Till then we are enjoying the remaining days here at Esrange Space Center.
One hour until launch! Fingers crossed! Take a look at esrange.insupport.se for a live webcam.
Yesterday we succesfully performed a ‚Flight Interference Test‘ together with experiments from TamaOS, Tormes 2.0 and GranaSAT all on the same balloon gondola.
Today, a ‚Flight Capabiliy Test‘ with the gondola attached to the launch vehicle will follow. First launch opportunity might be tomorrow afternoon.
Tomorrow we will travel to the Esrange Space Center for this years BEXUS Launch Campaign.
After a whole year of work on our experiment the time has finally come.
Hopefully the experiment arrived in time.
We can proudly announce that we successfully completed all necessary tests and that we were even able to improve the experiment in the process.
The experiment showed full functionality under the expected environmental conditions during the flight and is now ready for the launch campaign in early october.
Today Dieter Bischoff and Torsten Lutz from ZARM visited us here in Kiel for our IPR.
We showed that the electronic and the mechanical parts of our experiment are proceeding well and are even partly finished and ready for assembly. In a tour through our institute we also visited our test facilitys with an ongoing test of our preamp-board.
We were also happy to present our brand new SSDs that arrived last week.