Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bummer, GeoCam is out !

The mud did not do it. It looks like the mechanical finger did not work as intended and we have only one photo of the flight: the tarmac.

The file listing on the SD card clearly shows that on July 27th, at integration, the mechanism for shotting the camera was working but that the day before the launch and the launch day, whenever GeoCam would be activated it would take only one picture. Bummer.

We are looking at Hyper-GeoCam now. The 16 GB card is so large that when looking at the file directory through the USB 1.1 connector we cannot see the .RAW images until the camera downloads all of them which takes a certain amount of time. Initially we were thinking that camera had not taken any shots.

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