Monday, August 14, 2006

Last Week before Integration

Integration tests at LSU went very well. The LSU HASP project now has a website up and running. We are payload 3 on HASP. They will provide Google Maps tracking of the balloon (we will produce a similar one) and one will to watch the view from the balloon with the CosmoCam (watch a movie here). Current expectation is for the balloon to be launched between August 28th to September 4th. We now need to check if the camera will survive the low temperatures expected at 120,000 feet. For this, we will use an environmental chamber at the Spacecraft Technology Center.

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