Deployment and Stabilisation of a Space Web in Micro-Gravity

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Suaineadh preparing for Integration Week in Bremen

The Suaineadh team is currently getting the experiment ready for the Integration Week in Bremen from the 12th till the 16th of December. In early November Mark Uitendaal from SSC visited the team in Glasgow for the Experiment Acceptance Review (EAR) to see if the experiment is ready to be shipped to DLR/SSC/ESA. Unfortunately, an hour before the EAR the entire electronic stopped working. The Suaineadh team therefore only could show the mechanics. Based on that, the team decided to spend night and day in the workshop and finish the mechanical part of the experiment in order to be able to ship it to KTH in Stockholm asap, so that Adam, Jerker and Fredrik could search for the error and test the electronics thoroughly. The mistake was found to be just a short circuit on one of the modems as a result of changing to metal spacers. With this problem fixed, the KTH team put all their energy into Suaineadh to get it ready for the 12th of December. Adam and Malcolm will head to the Integration Week in Bremen on Sunday, the 11th of December, a vibration test in ZARM Bremen of Suaineadh is scheduled for Monday, the 12th.

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