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Payload 11 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2009 - 11
Institution:

University of Colorado
Payload Title:

Balloon Observatory for Wavelength and Spectral Emission Readings (BOWSER)

Student Leader:
  • Taylor Boe
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • 520 UCB Discover Learning Center,
  • Room 270
  • Boulder,CO 80310
  • Email:Taylor.boe@colorado.edu
  • Cell:(763)-218-8438
  • Fax:(303) 492-5456
Faculty Advisor:
  • Chris Koehler and Brian Sanders
  • Colorado Space Grant Consortium
  • 520 UCB Discover Learning Center,
  • Room 270
  • Boulder, CO 80310
  • Email:Koehler@colorado.edu and Brian.Sanders@colorado.edu
  • Office:(303) 492-3141 or (303) 492-5451
Payload class:
LARGE
Payload ID Number:
11
Mass:
18kg
Current:
2.5A
Serial Commands:
yes
Discrete Commands:
2
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due:
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled:
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due:
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due:
Delivered:
Abstract:
The University of Colorado at Boulder team will determine the feasibility of high altitude observatories by recording spectral emissions of light (wavelengths) throughout the ascent and for the duration of the float as well as capturing high quality still images of celestial bodies. This will be achieved by orienting four high resolution cameras to capture the same field of view which will correspond to the field being viewed by the spectral emission sensors. All science instruments will be mounted along the same side of our structure inclined 30 deg above the horizon. Three cameras will create a wide panoramic field of view, mounted directly below a telescope with the fourth camera mounted in the eyepiece. The array of cameras will take pictures in unison through the duration of the flight creating two comparable images (wide view versus telescopic view). Additionally, magnetometer, accelerometer and gyroscope electronics will take recordings regarding the turbulence, directional orientation and stability of the platform.
Payload Application:
Colorado_HASP_2009.pdf

Payload Integration Plan:
Colorado_PSIP_2009.pdf

Science Report:

Monthly Briefings: