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.
Setup of thermal vacuum test
Dieter Bischoff (l) and Torsten Lutz (r) inspecting the boards
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.
On tuesday we performed a first vacuum test, to see if our 3D-printed sensor head plates show any sort of outgassing or deformation and thereby if 3D printed items are generally usable in the expected pressure environment.
The test was successful, no one got harmed, the laboratory is still intact and no outgassing or deformation has been registrated.
Now, further and more detailed tests will hopefully confirm this result.
Plates at the vacuum chamber
The 3D-printed plates