On 19th June, part of the team was heading to Munich for the Critical Design Review. After the time consuming preparation of our new design subsequent to the PDR, we were eager to present the progress, to discuss with the experts and of course to meet the other teams.
Our review took place
on 20th June at the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen. Following our presentation we got a lot of positive feedback for our SED and valuable advices for the improvement of different aspects of the experiment.
For the next day, lectures about the interfaces and interferences of the experiments on each rocket and the testing as well as the campaign in Kiruna were planned. Maren, Oliver and Amina were too lazy to take the stairs down, so they took the elevator and got stuck for about half an hour. But the time went fast as they had good company and fun with the DREAM-Team.
Meanwhile Marco and Lars used the time to clarify some of their questions. All of us really enjoyed the “ask your expert” session, where we could sort out very specific issues regarding our design, for instance concerning the antennas. We could have spent much more time discussing the experiment details, but during the short time we had, we already got extremely helpful suggestions which we are overgrateful for and which will significantly enhance our experiment.
We also took the chance of being in Oberpfaffenhofen to meet Benjamin from the German Space Operation Center who provides us an integral component of our experiment – the IMU recorder. It was great that he took so much time for us and that we had a face-to-face meeting.
In the evening, we were invited to a restaurant next to the beautiful Wörthsee.
On Wednesday, four of us already left Munich. Motivated for the next ste
ps of our experiment, we already started implementing some of the suggestions during the way back home to Bremen.
Only Lars, the head of our electronics section, stayed for two more days to do the soldering course where he learned about specific challenges in soldering for space applications.