venerdì 24 giugno 2011


Thanks to FrancoCorradi today we recived our trial heaters that will allow us to perform several tests and simulations.

We are truly grateful to FrancoCorradi for their willingness and patience towards us

domenica 19 giugno 2011

Soldering Course at ESTEC

Hi everybody!
I'm Federico Romei and I successful completed the soldering course at ESTEC, the European Space Research and Technology Centre, which is the largest site and the technical heart of ESA.
It has been a wonderful experience even if developed in only two days...

Holland from the airplane

DAY 0, 06/14/2011:
I arrived at the beautiful town of Noordwijk, where the north sea laps the town’s shores. At the hotel, I knew the other five guys attending the course.

Leiden train station

Leiden's wind mill, that's Holland!

North sea at Noordwijk

DAY 1, 06/15/2011:
We arrived at ESTEC by taxi. The first impression was beautiful. It's an amazing center with people from all over the Europe. Even if it's a very big center it's easy to understand. Each facility is particular and different from the other, starting from the restaurant!

At 8:45 a.m. we met our instructor, Jason Page. Since the beginning the aim of the course was clear: practice, practice and... practice! In fact, after only one hour and half of slides show, Jason carried us to the laboratory where we worked till the end of the course.
The laboratory was great, professional and everything was available for us! Step by step Jason shown us several techniques and tricks to achieve the best PTH components soldering.

The lunch break was funny, all together in that strange huge restaurant.

Stairs to the lab

Our astronaut Roberto Vittori

DAY 2, 06/16/2011:
The second and last day was all aimed to practice. Particularly we worked with the SMD components and it has been shown several tricks concerning coaxiale cable termination, completion of the test board and inspection.

Following some photos of my electronic board.

It has been an unique experience, because of the professionalism and the clarity with which Jason Page taught to us.
Thanks again to Jason and see you soon guys!

There's too much bicycles in Amsterdam!

mercoledì 15 giugno 2011

Federico @ Soldering Course

Hi! Federico Romei, that with Gian Paolo Candini, is responsable for electronics design in REDEMPTION EXPERIMENT, will partecipate to ESA Soldering Course @ ESTEC - Noordwijk, The Netherlands for electronics specialist of REXUS/BEXUS teams

He will directly write about this fantastic experience on this blog... we are all waiting news!

Good Luck!

mercoledì 8 giugno 2011


Hallo! We are in DLR center @ Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich for te CDR -Critical Design Review!

18:00 Just arrived in Italy! As always after these meetings i feel nostalic. The atmosphere is great, pepole just wonderfull.

We want really to thank all the staff of Rexus/Bexus Programme that make possible to have such experience! Thank You!

10.18 we are following the presentation on Tests and Itegration of Experiment with Rocket. Yesterday evening after the dinner we did the QUIZ on Rexus Manual and we are the first team!!!! Ok we are the first if you start to look results from bottom.... after that big result we made a party for make growup the moral.....
15:49 We are in hotel! All finish. Today with the "Ask to expert" section we solved a lot of problems :) Now time to relax. We are going to Munich to take a tour! See you later!

9:00 Yesterday we arrived with a mix trip 2 of we arrived by plane and 2 by train. We stay in the beutyfull Stainbach like last time. Now we are fixing the last minute things in the bar of Earth Observing building of DLR. This evening you will can enjoy with more photo, for now bye!!!
18:30 CDR Accomplished (We hope... :P) now we are waiting for dinner. After dinner there will be "THE QUIZ ON REXUS MANUAL"... we will see who will win!!!

The comment of the photo: "waiting the bus with the pusher Stefania"

lunedì 6 giugno 2011


After work pre-CDR, exam studying and before the trip we melted our brains and we needed some relax... and somebody had a ball!!!

Stay tuned! In next days we will post in real time the events of CDR in Oberpfaffenhofen (Munich) @ DLR center!!!