venerdì 23 dicembre 2011
lunedì 12 dicembre 2011
Again thankyou to all the staff of Rexus/Bexus and to all others teams for all the fun
DAY 6 - FREE TOUR IN BREMEM AND FLYBACK
Today was the last day so we decided to make a tour for the city and our thinking is that you must to see Brema, especially in this period with the Xmas Market. We also find a nice pub were to spend evening with beer and a lot of fun! After that in the night I went to airport to return in Italy passing from Lithuania. Unluckly i knew that Federico and Antonio had some turbles with their flight for a snow-storm in Brema.
DAY 5 - THE LAUNCH SIMULATION & XMAS PARTY "ONETHOUSEND EVENING BEERS"
We just finished to perform some launch simulations. All was good for everybody! We still have some work to do before the banches tests of janary but we will do it at pur university. And now we are waiting for Xmas party organaised by Mark Fittock :)
The Party was absolutley incredible. A lot of fun a lot of beer, a lot of new friends. Sean from TELESCOBE team (our new friends, other member are Stephen and Jack) became also our "onorary" member. He also decided to be barman for one night! With us were also Adam and Malcom from Suaineadh Team
DAY 4 - THE ROCKET PAYLOAD ASSEMBLY AND TESTING
Today, with the stuff of Rexus/Bexus we assembeld all the experiment togheter and we checked again our comunication to be sure to don´t have interference. All was ok :) After that we did another test with a kind of personal launch simulation. Was really cool to ear "Redemption here there will be your ground station" :P Of course also this test was ok. Tomorrow we will have the launch simulation test and after, in the evening, the Xmas party all togheter! So what are you waitinfg for apply for an Rexus/Bexus program?
DAY 3 - THE VIBRATION
The X day... We affronted the big shaker. The scary test. But our Module did not have problem. We perform vibration test on Y, X and Z Axis. We lose only a screw and this is a big result, becouse we know the we forgot to fix that screw with the glue. Unuseful to say how much happy we were! We want say thanks to Hans and Natasha from Rexus/Bexus and the DLR staff of Vibration Laboratory. Were all very friendly and professional and we also have as gift a cool pen form the lab ;)
DAY 2 - THE SKIN
We worked hard to assemble the electronical part that was transported by Federico to avoid damege. We fixed all the cable, and we integrated the Redemption with the rocket Module. Now it has a cool blue skin. The view is amaying. Looks very pro. After that we checked that our electronics can comunicate in right way with the rocket interface. After some intial problem gived by some not functional channel of simulator and twisted cable we had a perfect telemetry! Now Redemption is ready for the big shaker! In the evening traditional german dinner all togheter!
DAY 1 - THE TRIP
The trip of me and Redemption was very long... a kind of odissey. We take the plane form Milano-Bergamo and we landed at Weeze-Dussendolf. From there we take the train, we change 4 trians ad we arrive in Bremen at 1.40 am... Luckly the hostel in which we sleeped was open and the recieption very friendly. some hour of sleep before an hard full work day.
venerdì 9 dicembre 2011
martedì 6 dicembre 2011
In this monent we are working hard to arrive in Brema for the vibration test and integration week with our module in "flight conditions". We are a good point, only few things still to fix. We did a great job. In few more photos ;) stay tuned!
domenica 4 dicembre 2011
giovedì 1 dicembre 2011
Ok guys we finished the EAR. The massage is: a lot to do but we can do. So never give up :) And we dom't want lose time to work. So for now bye. When we will have more free time i will upload more photos! Stay tuned!
EAR - DAY 1
Hi, Today we had the first part of EAR and tomorrow the second. As soon as possible i will give more news!
martedì 29 novembre 2011
Watch the video form the 1.05 minute. You can see the opening of Electrovalves thanks to the red-led, the spring that move pistons and water coming out from the mixer and go inside a plastic "bag" (we don't want use foam now... to much to clean after)
giovedì 17 novembre 2011
I want say thank you to LSA for this opportunity in particular to Paulius Lucinskas for his support!
And of course Redemption presentation held by me was very good. IKI ;)
venerdì 11 novembre 2011
We performed also the famous "lightin test" to check the light supllied by leds and their position to don't have problems with cameras.
All was ok! In the video you can see the test from cameras, inside the experiment. In the last camera seems that we have a bad focus but is only fault of protective film that we left on the policarbonate-antileak :)
giovedì 10 novembre 2011
We also tried our video recorder and camera that thanks to ESA we just had. Unluckily we had only one SD, so we preferred not to make any photos and to record a video during the test... The video will be uploaded as soon as possible... it takes time to do that
martedì 8 novembre 2011
PS Polycarbonate looks not clear only because we left on it the protection film :)
And now Cabling test :)
domenica 6 novembre 2011
giovedì 3 novembre 2011
And last week i went to meet our electronics chief! Gian Paolo! Here you can see a photo. Redemption Team Italy-Spain!
venerdì 21 ottobre 2011
mercoledì 19 ottobre 2011
lunedì 17 ottobre 2011
lunedì 10 ottobre 2011
domenica 9 ottobre 2011
In this video it is possible to see the “thermal cutter” at work, cutting the dynema safety wire, then the spring is released and just a second after the valves open allowing the fluids to pass through the mixer and start a reaction. Hope you enjoy watching it! ;)
venerdì 23 settembre 2011
To increase our possibility of comunications we activated a Skype account and the possibility to donate money for our project with PayPal! Also 1 euro is important: we can use that to make calls (by Skype) or take coffe for work! you can find both here on right ;)
This will allow you to support us also if you are not a big enterprise or also show to us only your sympathy!!!
On monday (19th) Mark Uitendaal has came here and did the IPR. We worked a lot and made some functional tests before Mark, but when he was there something was wrong, and the foam did not came out from the testcell. After investigation we discovered that we ruined an electrovalve and also one heater was ruined. ACL (valves supplier) has sent us the replace very fast and we veryfied that all works perfectly.
We were very sad for the failure of the test and because some parts were not yet arrived, but anyway we will have another IPR by Fabio De Pascale around 10th of October, and "failure is not an option" (cit).
Anyway thank you Mark for your visit and your support! ;) we are very sorry that you didn't see the working experiment. We are grateful for your patience and comprehension.
On Thursday Lorenzo Pinna has came here. Lorenzo is probably the most important italian author of documentaries. He works for the scientific tv program Super Quark, that is broadcasted by RAI (national italian television). Here in Italy it is a very important show and he is like an instituion.
We explained all our experiment and we did also the demonstration that we failed with Mark. But this time was all ok!!!! Experiment success!!!! And if everything will go well, his television team will come in Kiruna to take a video of our launch and use it in a documentary on space debris!!!
We would really like to thank Lorenzo for his interest in our activity and his patience and his disponibility. For all of us, as we followed his documentaries from childhood, is like a rockstar and having him here was really a pleasure and honor. We hope he will be back soon!
So here you can see the video of the experiment. Soon we will have more video made by Lorenzo ;) stay tuned!
Ah! almost forgot.. the national radio Radio Capital called Niccolò Bellini, who also works in our laboratory on space debris tracking (and also almost with us) for an interview about NASA's satellite that will fall down (probably also in Italy). He didn't forget to speak about REDEMPTION. Unfortunately a "technical problem" cut down the call before that I was able to speak
giovedì 22 settembre 2011
lunedì 12 settembre 2011
And as you can see form this photo he is right. These are probably the more complicated parts of our experiment. When closing, these three parts will form the connector which will allow the passage of fluids between electrovalves and mixer. It is a very importan part for us. We have already started to test this.
And an other good notice is that we have all mechanical parts. So we started the REDEMTION assembly :)
Maybe with this picture will be more clear how is made our foam actuator
martedì 6 settembre 2011
No, we dind't escape in Santo Domingo. We are still here and working for IPR. We are very busy testing our systems and going to catch last components.
Unluckly in these days nobady has photocamera. But promise that soon we will give somo photos for you!
giovedì 11 agosto 2011
Our university and our facilities are closed for summer pause. Anyway these are not only holidays. We worked hard on the SED (yes we were in late... to much exams at university in last period), we worked for procurements and for new outreach approach.
Maybe maybe if all will be ok we will have also a little documentary on our work! :) :) :)
For now is all. For pepole that are in holiday we wish a nice summer time!
See you soon!
giovedì 21 luglio 2011
Recently we had a little article about us on web site of ANSA. Ansa is the most important italian news-agency. The result is that a lot of websites and some newspapers reported the news!!!
So now is very simple to find news about Redemption in web. We are trying to collect the websites and newspapers that spoke about Redemption but is quite difficult to find all. Here you can find some:
This is the ANSA article in reduced version. The original extended is not anymore aviable:
And now some other links.. enjoy ;)
IL RESTO DEL CARLINO Of this newspaper we had also the paper format
LA PERFETTA LETIZIA
CORRIERE DELLA SERA
We know that working period at ESA for Adam Lambert is finished.
We want really to thank Adam for all the support and help that he given to our team and in general in all REXUS/BEXUS program.
Adam THANK YOU, we wish all the best for you and we hope to see you soon again in some space program and in general to meet you again in somewhere! Good Luck!!!!
venerdì 8 luglio 2011
We are simulating the warm up procedure on "Kiruna Conditions"!
Reached the lower temperature in our faculty freezer: the fluids was at -19.2°C
I just turned on the heater... we will see what will happen! It's a pity don't have a spycam inside the freezer ;)
lunedì 4 luglio 2011
We are very happy. Heaters work as expected. Today with 5w we had a DeltaT of 40 degrees on fluids. In next days we will perform simulations of warming-up from ice-condition! Stay tuned!