martedì 29 novembre 2011

"Launch simulations"

Hi! We are performing some "launch simulation" tests to prapare all for the EAR... We have some photos and videos. Unlucky i still didn't learn how to manipulate some as soon as possible i will post more video. For now just some photo and one video. And of course, today we recived the Bulkead. So we assembled the experiment on it ;)

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

Redemption presented at SEMWO 2011

Hi, I'm writing from Lithuania! Tomorrow i will present REDEMPTION experiment at SEMWO conference organized by Lithuanian Space Associaton. Lithuania is moving now first steps to ESA. The ambient here is amazing and presentations very interesting. I had also a plesure to see a Cosmonaut (Igor Volk) and Astronaut (Karol J. Bobkoo) speak togher here! It is not also usual make photos with them (I cutted my hair ;) ) !

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

Moving forward!

HI, today we assembled all the mechanical part of redemption, the antileak system and we tested also teh position of cameras.

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

Vacuum tests ;)

Today thanks to Duna Corradini, we performed some vacuum tests on our systems. We tested a full functional test cell equipped with heater, termo-resistor, Thermal cutter, electrovalves and fixed connector to not to have leak. All worked proprely !!! :P

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

As promised  some video of vacuum chamber test! Working experiment and cameras POV

Video recorder inside vacuum chamber POV

Happy faces after succesfull experiments! In this video you can see The Great Max(whit white professional "dress") and Niccolò our onorary member ;)

martedì 8 novembre 2011

Bilkhead assembly and "gravity" test

Some more photo of the bulkhead assembly... we performed also a "gravity" test! The day is not yet finish, stay tuned for more advanced news ;)

PS Polycarbonate looks not clear only because we left on it the protection film :)

And now Cabling test :)

giovedì 3 novembre 2011

Antileak system suplier!

Hi! We want to say thank you to MARECO PLASTIC which provided us materials for our polycarbonate antileak system! It's a new cooperation that we are very happy about!

And last week i went to meet our electronics chief! Gian Paolo! Here you can see a photo. Redemption Team Italy-Spain!