Today was the validation of installation/ deinstallation procedures of MarconISSta. Martin went to the ESA European Astronaut Centre (EAC) to go through the installation procedures with staff from ESA crew training and BIOTESC (the Operations Centre for MarconISSta).Read More Validation of procedures at EAC
Great news, we passed the cargo review! With that, the hardwarwe is now safely stowed in a Cargo Transfer Bag (CTG) and waiting for the flight to the ISS in May 2018. It will be part of the Orbital Cygnus 9E cargo.Read More Cargo Review passed!
We are very sorry, we did not keep you updated on the latest developments. As the final days before delivery went in hand with the last days of the winter semester, a time of the year when students are very busy, we neglected our duty of posting updates. But there are good news, we are […]Read More Hardware is delivered, Cargo Review up next!
As workload increased for the final development phase, we completely forgot to keep you updated – sorry for that. Many things have been achieved since our last post: We released the flight software, finished the USB interface test, passed the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) test and submitted our flight safety data package for ESA safety review. […]Read More Almost there!
This week was very successful on the programmatically part of the mission. We finally received approval from ARISS TE&S (Amateur Radio on the ISS Technical Evaluation & Support) to use the antenna and to get support for the operations. Additionally, on our way through the ESA safety process we completed Phase II. As we want […]Read More Programmatical Progress
Today MarconISSta team members Martin Buscher, Jitendra Bhat and Alex Sullivan spent the day at Astro und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH for vibration testing of the LimeSDR and its housing. Vibration testing is used to simulate one of the loads the hardware will have to endure during launch. Upon arrival the team conducted a small functional […]Read More Vibration Testing
This week the team conducted a temperature test of the LimeSDR flight hardware in a thermal chamber. The goal of the test is to demonstrate that the housing will not exceed safe surface temperature when ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst handles the experiment. There is an upper temperature limit of 45 ºC, but the team designed the […]Read More Temperature Test