Campaign Week 1 – Experiment Preparation

In the first week of the campaign the preparation of the experiments took place. We still had to test a few things, acquire data for the sensor calibration and finish the last steps before launch.  We had the chance to visit the launch tower for MAXUS 9 which is in preparation as well and which will be Read More …

Benchtest in Oberpfaffenhofen

  Thanks to our great ZARGES boxes, our experiment module, tools and other equipement arrived savely in Oberpfaffenhofen for the bench test. Beside the bench test, a lot of other tests are planned for this week. First, a systems check and then a few flight simulation tests, including one round with all experiments from REXUS 21 Read More …

Testing Weeks in January

The first two weeks of January were scheduled for last adjustments of the experiment and testing of different components. The main tests concerned the system for attitude determination of the rocket, containing the IMU and the sun sensors. We had the great chance to characterise these sensor in the GPS/INS Test and Verification Facility and the Vibration test facility at DLR’s Institute Read More …

Integration Week

The integration week took place just around the corner for us at ZARM, so we could just take our experiment and tools and walk down the street. Because of difficulties in delivery, our camera holders arrived too late and the shaker test could not take place on Monday morning as scheduled. Fortunately in the end Read More …

Institut für Werkstofftechnik (IWT) – Our new supporter

We are deeply grateful that the IWT supports our project with access to their 3D printer and know-how concerning the printing. Julian was introduced to the 3D printer and is now diligently working to produce the parts that are needed for our experiment. Here is a glimpse on what was already printed: