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BEXUS PDR & Training Week - Installment 2

Posted by iSEDE on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : PDR & Training Week 

Wednesday kicked off with a presentation on Thermal Design by Mark ‘Fitts’ Fittock who managed to keep everyone’s attention with an onslaught of hilariously poor sci-fi related jokes.  The teams then participated in another few sessions regarding data handling and REXUS experiment design before another very meaty lunch!  An eventful afternoon began with the team being taken on a tour of the International Space Station’s Columbus Lab Control Centre where the ground operations team comm...


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BEXUS PDR & Training Week - Installment 1

Posted by iSEDE on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, In : PDR & Training Week 

 
The team arrived in in a snowy Steinebach on Sunday evening after a long journey from Edinburgh. It was schnitzels all round at the restaurant across the road, and then off to bed in preparation for the most important day of the training week, as our Preliminary Design Review was scheduled for Monday afternoon.

We were up bright and early on Monday morning to start the week at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen. Throughout the day we attended lectures including how to design a payload, how to implement the...

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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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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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