Nov
28
2012

SPOT 2 axis gymbal

The SPOT is our secondary tracker for our payload. We use it to provide a GPS location of the payload when its on the ground. The challenge is that the SPOT must be facing the sky in order to get GPS signals, as well as broadcast the current GPS location to overhead Globalstar Satellites.  To […]

Nov
22
2012

Payload Box Complete

The payload box is done, we made a few small changes to the payload box size based on advice from others (Thanks Robert) and observations from the launch we were involved in earlier in the year. Once the new sizing was determined we used the hot wire foam cutter to cut the foam pieces to […]

Nov
18
2012

Hot Wire Foam Cutter Version 2

As we are custom making the payload box out of foam, we needed to use a hot wire cutter to make sure the foam is cut accurately. We used the same setup and design from our original hot wire cutter and made the cutting section bigger so that we could cut foam in sizes up […]

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