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Payload 00 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2014 - 00
Institution:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Payload Title:

ASTRO II

Student Leader:
  • Ethan DiNinno
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Cambridge,MA 02139
  • Email:dininno@mit.edu
Faculty Advisor:
  • Christopher Carr
  • Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MGH Molecular Biology Simches Building
  • 185 Cambridge St.
  • Boston, MA 02114
  • Email:chrisc@mit.edu
  • Office:617-643-2910
Payload class:
Small
Payload ID Number:
00
Mass:
2.45 kg
Current:
376 mA
Serial Commands:
Yes
Discrete Commands:
?
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/27/2014
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/08/2014
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/31/2014
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/12/2014
Delivered:
Abstract:
The Air Spora Trapping and Recovery Operation (ASTRO) aims to sample and characterize biotic particles in the upper atmosphere. This year’s payload will collect particles by filtration through TEM grids. The samples will then be analyzed by electron microscopy, followed by genomic sequencing of any samples likely to contain biological material. Our long-term goal is to better understand what characteristics allow microorganisms to survive in conditions of extreme cold, radiation, and vacuum. The payload is designed and built by undergraduates.
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Payload Information


Payload Flight Number:

2014 -
Institution:

Morehead United Methodist Church
Payload Title:

New Hope

Student Leader:
  • James Andrew Cavins
  • Morehead United Methodist Church
  • 227 West Main St.
  • Morehead,KY 40351
Faculty Advisor:
  • Pastor Aaron Mansfield
  • Morehead United Methodist Church
  • 227 West Main St.
  • Morehead, KY 40351
  • Office:606-784-5626
Payload class:
Small
Payload ID Number:
Mass:
1.5 kg
Current:
350 mA
Serial Commands:
?
Discrete Commands:
?
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/27/2014
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/08/2014
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/31/2014
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/12/2014
Delivered:
Abstract:
The objective of the high altitude New Hope payload is to test various microcontroller development boards’ susceptibility to single event upsets (SEU). This will be achieved by putting a single Geiger counter to signal to the various microcontrollers to record when an ionizing event occurs. The data from the various microcontrollers will be compared with at the various altitudes and on the ground before launch. Economically disadvantaged middle school students of New Hope KY will assist in the development of the payload for educational outreach purposes. Also the data will show the need, or lack thereof, for additional programming to protect from SEU, and might also steer cubesat developers toward more reliable microcontroller.
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