AMSAT-UK have released a number of videos showing the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) testing of the FUNcube satellite at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories:
Wouter PA3WEG removes the stack from the Thermo Vac chamber after nearly 5 hot/cold cycles over a period of two and a half days in the chamber. The GOOD news is that the stack was still working after these tests!
Graham G3VZV and Wouter PA3WEG return to the lab with the stack after removal from the Thermo Vac chamber. They both make comments on how the test have gone so far.
Applying ‘Space Glue’ to the screws holding the side panels in place, ready for Vibration Testing on July 25.
Further FUNcube videos can be seen at
FUNcube Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FUNcube/
There will be talks on the FUNcube satellite and FUNcube dongle SDR at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium to be held July 30-31 at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XZ, England. The event is open to all.
Either day passes or full packages comprising overnight accommodation and meals are available. For futher information see http://www.uk.amsat.org/colloquium-2011/
Live webstream at http://www.batc.tv/ch_live.php?ch=3
The Colloquium schedule, times in BST (GMT+1), is at http://tinyurl.com/2011ColloquiumSchedule
The Spring issue of the AMSAT-UK newsletter OSCAR News can be downloaded free at http://www.uk.amsat.org/on_193_final.pdf
Join AMSAT-UK at http://tinyurl.com/JoinAMSAT-UK/