[amsat-dc] AMSAT lab volunteers

Davis, Robert J rjdavis at mdhawk.org
Wed Feb 7 04:13:07 PST 2007


Thanks to all the volunteers on Saturdays Jan 20 & 27 at the new lab in Pocomoke!
The airhandlers are almost ready for painting, and the posts are. After inventory, we started to cleanup the place and move those piles onto shelves! It's looking more like a lab each week!
 
Here's the upcoming schedule of volunteer days:
Sat Feb 10 continue prepping airhandlers, assemble crane if enough people present.
Sun Feb 11 Closed
 
Sat Feb 17 flip airhandlers to expose the perimeter channels that must be re-welded.
Sun Feb 18 plan cleanroom order: filters, lights, conduit, lexan, bolts, painting supplies. 
Mon Feb 19 (President's Day) continue airhandler prep, finish re-packaging documentation for storage.
 
When open, Saturday regular hours are 8am to 5pm. Sunday hours start later. Email or call my cell to RSVP or if you have questions, 443-783-7794.
 
See below for a Google map to the AMSAT lab in southwest Pocomoke:
http://www.google.com/maps?q=Broad+St+%26+Pocomoke+Belt,+Pocomoke+City,+MD+21851&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=38.057452,-75.560017&spn=0.014834,0.036778&om=1&iwloc=addr
The AMSAT lab is inside a large warehouse on the corner with a blue roof. Front door says "MIST".
PLEASE ENTER AT THE REAR OF THE BUILDING! FRONT DOOR WILL BE LOCKED!
 
Near-Term:
1) Sand and otherwise prep airhandlers of cleanroom for interior & exterior paint
2) Take inventory of damaged components of cleanroom
3) Paint cleanroom airhandlers & posts (different but both interior & exterior).
4) Plan assembly of cleanroom
5) Make lists of hardware/lights/filters/walling needed to assemble cleanroom
6) Repackage items that are destined for long-term storage (like previous project documentation)
7) Discuss Eagle spacecraft with anybody that will listen!
 
Long-Term:
1) Cleanroom operational (March)
2) Erect tower for ground station (April or sooner)
3) Build Eagle spacecraft mockup (May)
4) Build Eagle engineering unit (August? This may be pushing it...)
5) Gather all parts, components & tools for Eagle spacecraft frame by end of 2007
6) Build Eagle spacecraft start of 2008!
 
We will be asking for volunteers most Saturdays in the foreseeable future. All help is welcome! Hams, non-hams, college students, younger students, etc!
 
bob
Robert Davis
KF4KSS
 



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