[amsat-bb] FUNcube Videos Released
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 25 04:17:01 PDT 2011
AMSAT-UK have released a number of video showing the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) testing of the FUNcube satellite at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories:
Wouter removes the stack from the Thermo Vac chamber after nearly 5 hot/cold cycles over a period of two and a half days in the chamber. The GOOD news is that the stack was still working after these tests!
Graham and Wouter return to the lab with the stack after removal from the Thermo Vac chamber. They both make comments on how the test have gone so far.
Applying 'Space Glue' to the screws holding the side panels in place, ready for Vibration Testing on July 25.
Further FUNcube videos can be seen at
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73 Trevor M5AKA
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