ADAM Student Balloon Experiment Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:37:57 +0000 de-DE hourly 1 Gondola has landed Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:37:57 +0000 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.

Balloon in flight Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:03:03 +0000 All systems are operating as they should!  We already received lots of data and still 1.5 hour left till gondola cut-down and descent phase.

  • Temperature outside -68°C
  • Altitude 27.4 km
  • Ground speed 70 km/hIMG_1193
Launch in T-01 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:49:28 +0000 One hour until launch! Fingers crossed! Take a look at for a live webcam.IMG_1175

Flight Capability Test today. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:06:40 +0000 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.

See the websites of the other teams on our gondola:
Tormes 2.0:

Preparations are going well Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:27:33 +0000 Day 3 of experiment preparation.
The experiment is ist mounted onto the balloon gondola and working correctly. Some more tests in the real technical flight-environment follow today. First launch opportunity is on Wednesday.


Our experiment is still alive! Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:06:24 +0000 First day of the Launch Campaign, time to check on our experiment.
With a very increased heart rate we opened our experiment box and saw….

everything is ok 🙂

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Arrival and very good breakfast in Esrange Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:03:08 +0000 We have arrived at Esrange Space Center for the BEXUS Launch Campaign.

This time we had problems with the flights, too. But yesterday in the late evening we made it with over an hour of delay. Thankfully we started the next day day with a very good breakfast 🙂

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Launch Campaign starts tomorrow Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:00:36 +0000 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.

Tests completed right before EAR Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:04:37 +0000 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

Setup of thermal vacuum test

Successfull IPR Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:57:26 +0000 Foto 17.06.14 14 34 04

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.

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