Participant Information

Call for Proposals

The 2013-2014 HASP Call For Proposals was released on October 4, 2013. The current copy of the CFP is available below. Please notice that the due date is December 20, 2013.

HASP CFP 2014 Cover Doc Version
HASP CFP 2014 Pdf Version

Teams preparing a HASP proposal/payload are advised to download and read the HASP Student Payload Interface Manual as well as CSBF website postings at http://www.csbf.nasa.gov/convdocs.html particularly the FY07 User's Handbook.  Also of use are the Gondola Design documents at http://www.csbf.nasa.gov/gondoladocs.html.

Student Payload Interface

HASP Payload Interface Manual PDF Version

There are two classes of payload seats available to students on HASP.  The more numerous  "small payload class are generally used for smaller experiments or testing of satellite prototypes.  The "large" payload class is useful for complex, large geometry or heavy experiments.  The detailed compatibility for each payload class is given below.

Small Student Payloads:
Total number of Positions available 8
Maximum Weight: 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
Maximum Footprint (must include mounting structure): 15 cm x 15 cm (approximately 6"x6")
Maximum Height (may need to be negotiated with neighbor payloads): 30 cm (approximately 12")
Supplied Voltage: 29-33 VDC
Available Current: 0.5 Amps @ 30 VDC
Maximum serial downlink (bitstream): 1200 bps
Serial interface: 1200 baud, RS232 protocol, DB9 connector
Analog downlink: two channels in range 0 to 5 VDC
Discrete commands: Power On, Power Off
Analog & discrete interface EDAC 516-020
   
Large Student Payloads:
Total number of Positions available 4
Maximum Weight: 20 kg (44 lbs)
Maximum Footprint (must include mounting structure): 38 cm x 30 cm (approximately15"x12")
Maximum Height (may need to be negotiated with neighbor payloads): 30 cm (approximately12")
Supplied Voltage: 29-33 VDC
Available Current: 2.5 Amps @ 30 VDC
Maximum serial downlink (bitstream): 4800 bps
Serial interface: 4800 baud, RS232 protocol, DB9 connector
Analog downlink: two channels in range 0 to 5 VDC
Discrete commands: Power On, Power Off
(It may also be possible to negotiate up to 4 additional command pairs; i.e. F1 on, F1 off)
Analog & discrete interface EDAC 516-020

Each student team accepted for flight on a HASP mission will be shipped either a "small" or "large" payload mounting plate (see figure).  each plate is constructed of 6 mm thick PVC with a "keep out" area marked around the parameter and holes in each corner for bolting the plate to HASP. Within the allowed region of the plate the payload can be mounted and wired as necessary.  Also provided on the plate are DB9 and EDAC 516 connectors with wiring pigtails to provide the telemetry, power & commanding interface.   Details about the mounting plate and electrical interface can be found in the HASP Student Payload Interface Manual.

Deliverables

If your payload is accepted, your seat on the next HASP flight is contingent on providing documentation describing your payload as well as your plans for integration and flight.  In addition, application for the future HASP flight will be contingent on delivery of a Final Flight Science Report. These documents are described below and templates are available as indicated.

HASP Payload Specification and Integration Plan

 This document provides technical details on the final flight configuration of the payload including measured weights, measured current draw (@30 VDC), downlink data format and rate, uplink commands, analog output usage, discrete command usage, and dimensioned mechanical drawings.  In addition, your plans for integration with with HASP should be detailed including, at least, all test procedures and test procedure validation results, requested test equipment, schedule and personnel participating in integration. (Template)

HASP Payload Integration Certification

At integration all interfaces will be documented and validated, correct operation of the payload will be verified and any issues identified will be detailed.  This certification document will be handled by HASP management during integration.  A sample form, customized for your payload, will be sent to you following receipt of your Payload Specification & Integration Plan.  Note that you will not be able to fly until this certification is complete. (Template)

HASP Flight Operation Plan

  This document will detail procedures for flightline setup, pre-launch checkout, flight operations, error recovery, safeing and payload recovery including a timeline showing specific events relative to the launch at T=0 and identifying personnel participating in flight operations.  Note that any operations requested to be performed by HASP flight personnel other than the power-up approximately one hour prior to launch (T - 1 hr) and power down prior to terminate must be specified in this document. (Template)

Final Flight/Science Report

A final report on the results from the flight of your payload is due by the end of the calendar year.  This report should include an assessment of the payload performance, problems encountered, lessons learned as well as science / technical results from the flight.