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Inflatable Structure and Test rig

Posted by iSEDE on Monday, March 11, 2013, In : iSEDE Progress 

The next stage of the project is to test and validate the concept before finalising the full design. The tests that the inflatable structure will undergo are displacement, thermal and vacuum tests. These tests will validate the design of the inflatable structure before it is launched onboard the BEXUS16/17 high altitude balloon.

 The first stage of testing is to construct single cells using different glues. The glue which works best (strongest and easiest to use for manufacture) will be chos...


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PDR Passed, Presentations and Progress...

Posted by iSEDE on Friday, February 22, 2013, In : iSEDE Progress 

Post PDR & Training Week

WE PASSED THE PDR!!! With the fantastically interesting and busy week of the PDR in Oberpfaffenhofen in Germany behind us, we look forward to the mountain of design finalisation and implementation ahead. The experts from the PDR have given us great feedback on lots of different aspects of the project. During the PDR, the mechanical interfaces were discussed as length and lectures and discussions have brought up interesting ideas about the electronics and power as well ...
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