Current status

Itikka location

16.03.2009: At Castor Club, Tampere, Finland
13.03.2009: REXUS 5 launched at 6:00 UTC, Esrange, Kiruna, Sweden
02.03.2009 - 15.03.2009: Launch Campaign, Esrange, Kiruna, Sweden
xx.02.2009 - xx.02.2009: Spintest/Stabilization, Stockholm, Sweden
16.01.2009 - xx.02.2009: Moraba Rocket Base, DLR, Germany (Functional Test / System Test)
03.12.2008 - 15.01.2009: Castor Space Club, TUT, Finland (Assembly, ENV&EMC Testing)

Tests at Esrange, Kiruna, Sweden

Flight Simulation: OK with changes to countdown schedule
Interface Test with Service System (all REXUS 5 experiments): OK
Interface Test with Service System: OK

Tests at (Moraba Rocket Base)

Interface Test with Service System: OK

Tests at Castor/TUT/Tampere

SFC2 Temperature Test: OK
IMU2 Temperature Test: OK
SFC2 Vibration Test: Resonance Peak 1.93kHz
IMU2 Vibration Test: OK
IMU2 Pressure Test: OK
Itikka EMC Test: DONE

Assembly and Integration

Assembly of SFC2 is ready.
Assembly of IMU2 is ready
Assembly of EDC is ready.

Test Calibration of IMU2 is ready
Calibration of IMU2 is ready.

Experiment Integration on the REXUS bulkhead is ready.

Electronics

EDC Power Adapter Flight version is ready.
SFC2 Flight version is ready.
IMU2 Flight version is ready.

Enclosures

Vibration table adapter for SFC2 is ready.
Vibration table adapter for IMU2 is ready.
Turn table adapter plates for IMU2 are ready.
IMU2 enclosure is ready.
SFC2 enclosure is ready.
EDC mount is ready.

Software

Flight Software is ready.

Ground Control Software is ready.

We are currently finalizing the data analysis software.

Team Meetings

  • 10.03.2009 - Outreach Meeting
  • 02.03.2009 - Packing for Esrange
  • 12.12.2008 - 4. Assembly Meeting
  • 04.11.2008 - 3. Assembly Meeting
  • 14.10.2008 - 2. Assembly Meeting
  • 30.09.2008 - 1. Assembly Meeting
  • 14.09.2008 - 3. MTR Meeting
  • 13.09.2008 - 2. MTR Meeting
  • 10.09.2008 - 1. MTR Meeting
  • 23.06.2008 - 6. Design Review
  • 22.06.2008 - 5. Design Review
  • 17.06.2008 - 4. Design Review
  • 13.06.2008 - 3. Design Review
  • 11.06.2008 - 2. Design Review
  • 04.06.2008 - 1. Design Review
  • 28.05.2008 - Design Start Meeting
  • 20.05.2008 - 2. CDR Meeting
  • 14.05.2008 - 1. CDR Meeting
  • 07.05.2008 - 2. PDR Update Meeting
  • 04.05.2008 - 1. PDR Update Meeting

Schedule - Milestones

  • June/2009 - Return of Final SED (Student Experiment Document)
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  • March/2009 - Launch Campaign
  • 20-24.02.2009 - Spin Test / Balancing
  • Jan/2009-Feb/2009 - System Test
  • Dec/2008-Jan/2009 - Functional Test / Experiment Acceptance Review EAR
  • 15.09.2008 - Mid Term Report MTR
  • 28-30.06.2008 - Critical Design Review CDR at ESTEC, Netherlands
  • 23.06.2008 - Return of CDR SED
  • 23.04.2008 - Preliminary Design Review PDR
  • 20-26.04.2008 - Student Training Week at ESTEC, Sweden
  • 13.04.2008 - Return of PDR SED
  • 03-07.04.2008 - Workshop at ESTEC, Netherlands

Status of components

  • 17.12.2008 - Some more components arrived from Farnell
  • 16.12.2008 - Some more components ordered from Farnell
  • 05.12.2008 - Industrial SD memory cards arrived from FMCC
  • 28.11.2008 - IMU2 core arrived from Sievi-Tools
  • 25.11.2008 - Enclosure connectors for IMU2 arrived from Glenair
  • 19.11.2008 - Second and third gyro arrived from Aseko Oy
  • 19.11.2008 - Cables for IMU2 arrived from Farnell
  • 19.11.2008 - More components for IMU2 arrived from Farnell
  • 19.11.2008 - Borosilicate Window for EDC mount arrived from Edmund Optics
  • 18.11.2008 - Revision B of SFC2 PCB arrived from Dowell
  • 17.11.2008 - Cables for IMU2 ordered from Farnell
  • 17.11.2008 - More components for IMU2 ordered from Farnell
  • 17.11.2008 - Borosilicate Window for EDC mount ordered from Edmund Optics
  • 17.11.2008 - Connectors for IMU2 arrived from Farnell
  • 14.11.2008 - Connectors for IMU2 ordered from Farnell
  • 14.11.2008 - Components for SFC2 arrived from Digi-Key
  • 05.11.2008 - Components for IMU2 arrived from Digi-Key
  • 04.11.2008 - Components for IMU2 arrived from Farnell
  • 31.10.2008 - IMU2 PCBs arrived from PCB-Pool
  • 31.10.2008 - Components for IMU2 ordered from Farnell
  • 30.10.2008 - Second and third gyro ordered from Aseko Oy
  • 29.10.2008 - Components for IMU2 ordered from Digi-Key
  • 21.10.2008 - IMU2 PCBs ordered from PCB-Pool
  • 14.10.2008 - First gyro arrived from Aseko Oy
  • 07.10.2008 - First (of three) gyro orded from Aseko Oy
  • 06.10.2008 - EDCpwr PCB arrived from PCB Pool
  • 30.09.2008 - Connectors for SFC2 arrived
  • 30.09.2008 - Components for SFC2 arrived
  • 26.09.2008 - Connectors for SFC2 ordered from Farnell
  • 26.09.2008 - Components for SFC2 ordered from Digi-Key
  • 24.09.2008 - Industrial SD memory cards ordered from FMCC
  • 24.09.2008 - EDCpwr PCB ordered from PCB-Pool
  • 23.09.2008 - The printed circuit boards of SFC2 has been ordered
  • 20.08.2008 - Camera protocol standard arrived
  • 04.08.2008 - Camera protocol standard ordered from Automated Imaging Association
  • 30.07.2008 - MIL-STD-1553 analyzator (IT 553A) arrived
  • 11.07.2008 - Camera and optics arrived from Parameter AB
  • 23.06.2008 - Accelerometers arrived
  • 16.06.2008 - Accelerometers ordered from BFi Optilas
  • 09.06.2008 - MIL-STD-1553 chips arrived
  • 09.06.2008 - Dualport SRAM memory arrived
  • 23.05.2008 - MIL-STD-1553 chips ordered from Holt IC