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October 1, 2014

Wednesday October 1, 2014

Tentative Launch: October 4th (this Saturday!)

  • Sign-in
    • Indicate with Y/N if able to attend launch dates
  • Predictions
  • Launch Timeline
    • 3:30 AM: Leadership arrives
    • 4:00 AM: Class arrives
    • 4:30 AM: Depart from Ham Shack
    • 6:30 AM: Arrive at launch site (Harrington, Lind, ?)
    • 7:30 AM: Launch payload
    • 10:30 AM: Payload lands
    • 1:00 PM: Arrive back in Moscow
  • What to Bring
    • Coats, Boots, Gloves
    • Flashlight
    • Snacks/Drinks
    • GPS units
  • We expect to fly
    • Structures
      • Sharp Cheddar for Imaging, Science, and C&DH
    • C&DH
      • New Data logger
      • Cut-down
    • Comm
      • Two Microtraks
    • Iridium
      • Iridium Telemetry System
    • Science
      • Plant DNA
      • Geiger Counter
  • Flight goals
    • What would make a successful flight?
    • email me by the end of class or update website on your own
  • Team Updates
    • What do you need to do before launch?
      • Imaging, C&DH, Iridium, Science, Comm, Structures
    • I will go around to each team today and ask for a go/no-go recommendation
    • Send weights, pre-flight checklists, and launch procedures to Jacqueline (rema9684@vandals.uidaho.edu)
  • Driver Situation
    • Still don't have very many drivers
    • Interested students talk with Brandan Nelson
  • Friday (if launch still a "go")
    • Teams meet at hamshack to check equipment and pack up
    • Check pre-flight checklists with Jacqueline
    • Meet anytime after 3:30 (hopefully we'll be done by 5:00)
    • Come -> get your team's stuff ready -> leave
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