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January 22, 2014

Team Lead Meeting - Monday

  • Flight Director's Handbook
    • Still need Structures, Imaging, and L&R Manager
  • Semester Plan
    • Prelaunch
      • Show new team members your hardware / software
      • Explain to them what your team does and how your team’s role fits into launch day
      • Make sure you have experienced people working on flight critical tasks
      • Begin work on team projects
    • Launch
      • Fishnauts
      • Still need to touch base with Marc about Snowflake specifics
Class - Wednesday
  • Go over a basic launch day
    • Timeline
      • ~3:30 AM - Arrive at Ham Shack
        • Pack up Equipment
      • ~4:00 AM
        • Depart Ham Shack
      • ~6:00 AM – Arrive at launch site
        • Check for overhead obstructions (such as power lines)
        • Begin to set up your equipment
        • Ensure tracking equipment is functioning
        • Begin to fill up balloon
        • String together balloon train
      • ~7:00 AM – Launch payload
        • Try to launch shortly after sunrise when the surface winds are calmest
        • Have tracking vehicles head towards expected landing site, and adjust as needed
      • ~8:15 AM – Balloon bursts, payload begins to descend
      • ~9:30 AM – Payload returns to surface
        • Hopefully the tracking team is not too far behind to make a quick recovery
      • ~10:30 AM – Hopefully the payload should be recovered by this time
      • ~12:00 PM – Return to Ham Shack
    • Come Prepared
      • Wear jeans, boots (or old shoes)
      • Bring jackets (will be very cold in the mornings)
      • Bring water, sandwiches for lunch
    • How to choose where / when to launch
      • Software
    • Do not rush onto people's property
      • We have to introduce ourselves and gain permission to access their land
  • We expect to fly
    • Fishnauts
      • Tilapia
    • Snowflake
      • Still trying to figure out what we will be doing exactly
  • Show new team HAM shack/ECE Lab
  • ISGC Presentation next week
    • Susie Johnson: Introduction to the space industry
    • EP 206 5:00-6:30 PM
    • Pizza party!!!
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