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Telecon tomorrow (Thursday) @ * 4:30 pm * Eastern time

Hi all!

Telecon tomorrow (Sept. 20 in North America, Sept. 21 in Australia) at * 30 minutes earlier than the usual time! *: 4:30 pm Eastern (1:30 pm Pacific, 11:30 am Hawaii, 22.30 European, 6:30 am Eastern Australia). We'll meet 1/2 hour earlier than usual since an ORCASAT cubesat meeting was unfortunately scheduled at our usual meeting slot this week, and I couldn't succeed in moving that ORCASAT meeting (however I extracted a promise that we would never have an ORCASAT meeting at that time again, so it will be safe for our ALTAIR meeting in the future). So just this week we'll have our ALTAIR meeting within the previous 1/2 hour, and then we can bow out for the ORCASAT meeting.

We have yet more progress on the photodiode precision amplifier board construction, updates on station-keeping prediction and simulation software, on the pre- and post-flight cross-calibration integrating sphere, and on the windowless photodiode orders from Hamamatsu and OSI Optoelectronics -- I'll post a summary shortly! More discussion items for tomorrow's ALTAIR telecon 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 / 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 (5 pm Eastern, 2 pm Pacific, etc).

4) If there is any trouble, or if you don't get a Skype-call for some reason and would like to join, please 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 gondola and payload

III) Diffused light source and its modelling, pre- and post-flight calibration, and goniometric calibrations

IV) Solid modelling

V) Computing/website, including recent flight control and simulation progress

VI) Grant applications


Talk to you all tomorrow, thanks!!!


-- jalbert - 2018-09-19

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