Fall 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.

Hoffman

Lockard

Williams

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) Gries

Lockard

Roberts

Webster

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

Jessen

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

Elpers

 

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.

Cooper

Elpers

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 Gries

Hoffman

Pemberton

Webster

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

Jessen

Pemberton

Construct/reconstruct pod; order/refurbish temp sensors and loggers; thoroughly calibrate & test
Recovery Options Cantwell

Roberts

Williams

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

Hogan

For tethered test, launch, flight, recovery

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