Spring 2017 Team

Spring 2017 Teams

 

Task Members Duties, including, but not limited to
Payload Integration (personal trackers, possible) Responsible for integrating all items “hanging from the balloon,” i.e., any item, including clips and strings, not physically touching the latex of the balloon.  Rope on tethered test day. Dill

Head

Rathgeber

Tying, knotting, taping up pods, clipping stringed pods together, pod construction/modificationWeigh stacks from parachute on down; complete as much as possible day before launch, configure and track personal trackers (if included)
Launch Processing (responsible for anything that touches the latex of the balloon + lift measurement) Konerding

Land

Leonard

Tarp layout, balloon filling, lift measurement, balloon tie-off
Cameras: Two Contours + Sony+ GoPro (may fly a subset of these) Dill

Head

 

Proper operation of cameras (online), batteries charged, cleared memory, Evaluation of cameras; Camera functions/options fully learned, properly secured to pod(s)
Mission Control,  Recruit  volunteers to monitor from BE 1005 Land

Leonard

Be familiar with websites needed at Mission Control
Website Head www.usinearspace.com
Flight Trajectory Prediction; training week of Jan 30;Wed, Thurs, Friday before flight and ; Practice during two months prior Benner

Nixon

 

Habhub for main predict, s3research as backup predict, check weather, ground winds, both members practice each week
Launch Site Selection calling and confirming launch sites, Wed, Thurs. Fri before launchChoose launch site: flt day a.m. Benner

Nixon

Maximize chance of landing in prime landing area. All contact info for launch sites, practice each week, maps, contact FAA
Command Pod, TU-601 (= aprs = automatic packet reporting system) pod, vans antennas & laptops, (including deep cycle batteries, one for each  van) + power management Benner

Nixon

Rathgeber

 

All systems tested before Spring Break
Temperature Measurement inside and outside balloon wake Dill

Rathgeber

Construct/reconstruct pod; order/refurbish temp sensors and loggers; thoroughly calibrate & test
Thermal Vacuum Chamber Clem

Konerding

Wannemueller

Finish modification; practice; operate thermal-vac tests for cameras,  temp sensors, eclipse and CubeSat pods
Recovery Options Clem

Leonard

Wannemueller

Be prepared for water, tree or thicket landings and lack of cell phone coverage; maps
Live launch feed Land

Wannemueller

For tethered test, launch, flight, recovery

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