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Telecon tomorrow (Thursday) @ 5 pm Eastern time

Hi all,

Telecon tomorrow (Jan. 23 in North America, Jan. 24 in Australia) at the regular time: 5 pm Eastern (2 pm Pacific, noon Hawaii, 23.00 European, 9 am Eastern Australia). We've set up and have been testing out the new Raveon M8S data modems in the lab, and we've set up for more drop tests with a revised full spar frame (although bad weather has precluded doing drop testing itself over the past 2 weeks), new Hamamatsu and Thorlabs photodiodes are now here in Victoria and are to be tested, and progress on AIFCOMSS station-keeping prediction/simulation software. More discussion items for tomorrow's telecon include: flight/telescope plans and tests; construction and lab 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. I'll send a progress report before the telecon tomorrow.

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 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 - 2020-01-23

Title Telecon tomorrow (Thursday) @ 5 pm Eastern time
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JPEGJPG ALTAIRRaveonM8SDataModemsRadioManagerTesting.JPG r1 manage 2209.5 K 2020-01-23 - 21:23 UnknownUser The two new 144 MHz Raveon M8S data modem transceivers wired up, with one being tested with the Raveon Radio Manager program that runs on a PC with RS232 connection
JPEGJPG ALTAIRParafoilWithModifiedFullSparFrame.JPG r1 manage 3112.5 K 2020-01-23 - 21:20 UnknownUser A full frame of 3 fibreglass spars + 1 (thicker, heavier, and hopefully less bendy) nylon spar placed over the vents

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