Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Work and Pizza!

Tonight, we all are staying up late to prepare the last detailes before the IPR tomorrow. Some of us are stuck in front of the computer with electronic schematics, others are drilling, cutting, glueing and etching. Some members are soldering, testing components or programming microcontrollers.

It´s practically Santa´s workshop over here! (It is actually snowing!)There is so much going on that we decided to order some pizza and stay at the school til late.

The results from the latest test-session involving electronics gave us some more support about the soldering time-scale and how the process actually will work in detail. Of course there will be even more tests further on so that we can assure that the soldering process meets the requirements! There will actually be a new test session in a little bit to test the interface between the electronics and the software.

Mean while, check out the activity here in Kiruna---->

 Hamoon and Robert is programming

 Vincent is soldering one of the sensor PCB-cards
Johan is drilling
 Hamoon is intrested in all the components!
Adrian is fixing some new PCBs
Maja, Sara and Fredrik is all about workworkwork!

Saturday, September 22, 2012



Since the last update the electronics group have been testing, testing and testing! We have received some really promising results and we feel that the electronics group has made some really good progress. We are now facing the IPR on Thursday when we will have the pleasure to welcome Mikael Inga and Alex Kinnaird here to Kiruna! 

                 We have also discovered that Hamoon aka "Hamoon Scissor-hands" likes to cut things and I     managed to catch him in action:

                   He starts out innocent as an angel, pretending to help us out preparing some solder-tests....

                                                       ...he continues to fool us all......

                                                 but suddenly....he starts cutting other stuff!

                                                                       NO Hamoon!
                                                         In the end, no one could stop him........

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Further testing

We are currently performing tests on a daily basis. Today, tests were made with the battery pack and the actual array which will be used in the chamber of atmospheric pressure. 



The call for proposals to REXUS/BEXUS is now open!

Good day folks!

There is now time to apply for the next round of REXUS and BEXUS! Hand in your proposal before the 22nd of October and you are in the run of becoming americas next top model!, well maybe not but at least a pretty cool person. I mean, how many can say that they sent their own, self-built, experiment on a rocket to space!!??? It is not too late to fill in an application so what are you waiting for??

Here is some more information about how you apply, etc :