Browsing Archive: December, 2012

Preliminary Design Review & SED v1.0

Posted by iSEDE on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : PDR & Training Week 

The iSEDE team are now preparing to attend the Preliminary Design Review in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. This the design review will be part of a training week at the beginning of February hosted by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).

Prior to attending the training week, the iSEDE team must submit version 1 of the Student Experimentation Documentation. This document details the scientific background for the experiment and the design calculations for all subsystems and the interfaces with the BEX...

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18 Dec 2012 - Accepted for launch with BEXUS

Posted by Andrew Allan on Thursday, December 20, 2012, In : REXUS/BEXUS Selection Workshop 
Following our presentation at the selection workshop a ESAs ESTEC, we have been invited, subject to design reviews, to launch iSEDE on the BEXUS 16/17 campaign in September 2013.

We are extremely excited to have this opportunity and are now working hard to produce a detailed preliminary design for review in early February.

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13 Dec 2012 - Selection Workshop Day 3

Posted by Andrew Allan on Thursday, December 13, 2012, In : REXUS/BEXUS Selection Workshop 

Day 3 of the selection workshop was the “BEXUS day”. 5 teams presented concepts all hoping to be accepted for the BEXUS 2013 launch campaign.

Presentations were made to a panel of more than 10 experts from ESA, SSC, DLR and the SNSB. The experts were from a variety of technical backgrounds and were prepared to question the teams on the more detailed aspects of the presentation.

Now the waiting game begins – we should hopefully here before Christmas if we have been accepted onto the BE...

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12 Dec 2012 - Selection Workshop Day 2

Posted by iSEDE on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : REXUS/BEXUS Selection Workshop 

The second day of the selection event focused primarily on the REXUS sounding rocket experiment proposal presentations.

There were 6 presentations including projects which measured CO2 concentration in the mesosphere, a novel method for attaching de-orbiting devices to space debris using expandable foam, an analysis of LASER welding in milli-gravity and an experiment to create milli-gravity. All presentations indicated significant research and development for all projects.

The day ended with a ...

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11 Dec 2012 – Selection Workshop Day 1

Posted by iSEDE on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : REXUS/BEXUS Selection Workshop 

Day one of the selection workshop focused on presentations from the ESA Education Team on how best to approach the management, design, build, test and deployment of a space project.

Teams were present from all over Europe –Italy, Romania, Sweden, Poland – and there were a number of group exercises and activities to generate discussion and explore some of the less obvious challenges. A number of common design challenges were discussed.

There was a significant focus on management – proj...

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REXUS/BEXUS Selection Workshop 2012

Posted by iSEDE on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : REXUS/BEXUS Selection Workshop 
Tomorrow we begin our time at the European Space Technology Research Centre (ESTEC) in a bid to launch iSEDE on the 2013 BEXUS flight.

We have spent the past month undertaking preliminary design calculations and feasibility studies to ensure we have a project proposal which is both adventurous but realistic. 

On Thursday morning we will present our proposal to experts at ESTEC.

The team are very excited to be part of the selection event and look forward to the workshops, hearing of the other pro...
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