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HASP 2013 Flight Info P01 - ERAU P02 - GU P03 - UMn-TC P04 - MSU P05 - IIT P06 - MIT P07 - UND/UNF P08 - IUPR P09 - ASU P10 - UCB P11 - LSU/SU P12 - LSU P13 - CosmoCamHASP 2012
HASP 2012 Flight Info P01 - BU/GT/NMT P02 - GU P03 - UMn-TC P04 - MSU P05 - UMD P06 - IUPR P07 - UND/UNF P08 - IUPR P09 - ASU P10 - UCB P11 - LSU/SU P12 - LSU P13 - CosmoCamHASP 2011
HASP 2011 Flight Info P01 P02 - UND/UNF P03 - PSU P04 P05 P06 - LSU P07 P08 - IUPR P09 - UA P10 - UC P11 - LSU P12 P13 - CosmoCamHASP 2010
HASP 2010 Flight Info P01 P02 P03 - PSU P04 - SKC P05 - UMD *P06 - SKC P07 - UND/UNF P08 - IUPR P09 - MSCD P10 P11 P12 P13 - CosmoCamHASP 2009
HASP 2009 Flight Info P01 - UMES P02 - ERAU Payload 03 P04 - VT P05 - UMD P06 - ULL P07 - UND-UNF P08 - WVU P09 - McNeese P10 - MSU P11 - CU P12 - TAMU P13 - CosmoCamHASP 2008
HASP 2008 Flight Info P01 - HAWK P02 - Tulane Payload 03 P04 - Penn State P05 - UMD P06 - LaTECH P07 - UND P08 - WVU P09 - UAH P10 - MSU P11 - CU P12 - McNeese P13 - CosmoCam P14 - VaTECHHASP 2007
HASP 2007 Flight Info P01 - HAWK Payload 02 P03 - TAMU P04 - UAT P05 - ULL P06 - TAMU Payload 07 P08 - WVU P09 - UAH P10 - MSU P11 - LSU P12 - ULLHASP 2006
Payload 05 Information
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< 0.5 A
Yes, Not Specified
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Payload Integration Certification
Flight Operation Plan
Final Flight / Science Report
Antarctica research flights are becoming increasingly long with durations of up to 100 days. During that time, scientific payloads generate terabytes of data. Only a fraction of this data can be downlinked over TDRSS link or line of sight radios. In addition, research payloads are heavy and time consuming to retrieve, often requiring multiple plane trips and experienced personnel for recovery. Access to these payloads can also be difficult in bad weather or if the payload lands in bad terrain. The purpose of the StratoPigeon payload is to provide science payloads with access to a full set of data during flight in addition to the data-downlink and to provide an easier method of data storage, delivery, and recovery.
In the HASP 2010 flight, a prototype of StratoPigeon capsule was successfully tested and recovered as a proof of concept system. StratoPigeon III is the final design iteration of the capsule. The capsule will expand the capabilities and features of the original system with more automation during flight operations. The payload will represent a low cost, efficient system designed for Antarctic environments. The capsule design will take into account input from research payload designers in order to the payload configuration into a highly useful system. This input is a key final component of the final payload design.
StratoPigeon III will expand on previous experience and incorporate new technologies into the payload design. This payload is also specifically for an Antarctic environment. The capsule will utilize commercially rated components to reduce cost and allow modification of storage capacity for individual science experiments. The capsule will allow testing of large data transfers up to 240 GB total.