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Telecon tomorrow (Thursday) @ 5 pm Eastern time

Hi all!

Telecon tomorrow (Feb. 8 in North America, Feb. 9 in Australia) at the new regular time: 5 pm Eastern (2 pm Pacific, noon Hawaii, 23.00 European, 9 am Eastern Australia). Lots done in these past weeks! -- I'll send a report this evening. Discussion items include: flight/telescope plans and tests; construction, drop testing, and other tests of the new gondolas/payloads; light sources and light source modelling; goniometric and pre- and post-flight calibration; propulsion work; nanosat bus and payload solid models; computing / website / the new TWiki forums and e-mails; grant applications; and recap of schedules.

Here's how to connect:

1) Open Skype on your computer (note that of course, you should first install Skype, http://www.skype.com , on your machine if you haven't already). 2) In the "Contacts" menu, add me ( jalbertuvic ) as a contact, if you haven't already. 3) Just wait for me to Skype-call you at the usual time (4 pm Eastern, 1 pm Pacific). 4) If there is any trouble, or if you don't get a Skype-call for some reason and would like to join, just send me an e-mail (jalbert@uvic.ca).

Here's the tentative agenda:

I) Flight & telescope plans, and upcoming tests II) Construction, drop tests, and other forms of tests of the new gondolas and payloads here in Victoria. III) Diffused light source, and its modelling, pre- and post-flight calibration, and goniometric calibrations IV) Nanosat solid models & Houman's thesis V) Computing/website, including new flight control and simulation progress. VI) Grant applications VII) AOB

Talk to you all tomorrow, thanks! justin

-- jalbert - 2018-02-07

Hi all,

In this afternoon's message I mentioned I'd send a report this evening, but it's getting late, so I'll just send links to several photos from the last few weeks (which I've uploaded as attachments to this thread):

Propelled drop test setup: ALTAIRPropelledDropTestSetup.jpg

Fully assembled top view ALTAIRAllButtonedUp.jpg

Fully assembled top view closeup: ALTAIRTopButtoned.jpg

Light source operating: ALTAIROperating1.jpg

Operating and prop spinning: ALTAIROperatingAndPropSpinning.jpg

The fully-machined pre- and post-flight calibration integrating sphere: ALTAIRPrePostFlightIntegratingSphereFullyMachined.jpg

The powder-coated (after all machining) pre- and post-flight calibration integrating sphere: ALTAIRPrePostFlightIntegratingSpherePowderCoated.jpg

Talk to you all tomorrow, thanks!

justin

-- jalbert - 2018-02-08

  • ALTAIR propelled drop test setup:
    ALTAIRPropelledDropTestSetup.jpg

  • ALTAIR fully assembled top view:
    ALTAIRAllButtonedUp.jpg

  • ALTAIR light source operating:
    ALTAIROperating1.jpg

  • ALTAIR fully assembled top view closeup:
    ALTAIRTopButtoned.jpg

  • ALTAIR operating and prop spinning:
    ALTAIROperatingAndPropSpinning.jpg

  • ALTAIR pre- and post-flight calibration integrating sphere, fully machined:
    ALTAIRPrePostFlightIntegratingSphereFullyMachined.jpg

  • ALTAIR pre- and post-flight calibration integrating sphere, powder-coated after machining:
    ALTAIRPrePostFlightIntegratingSpherePowderCoated.jpg
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