Working on a Prototype

On Wednesday, 5th September, a group of students from the club attended a tour of the Fluid Dynamics laboratory at the nearby University of Canterbury. The reason for this trip was primarily to investigate the Wind Tunnels, part of the equipment held in this laboratory. UC owns two wind tunnels, a closed circuit tunnel that […]

Deployment Methods?

If our radar reflector begins stowed, some kind of mechanism will have to be used to deploy it. Some questions arose when first discussing this idea: Will the deployment by active or passive (i.e will the deployment be powered (servo, etc..), or unpowered (springs, etc..))? Will the deployment happen automatically, or will it be the […]

An Investigation Into Radar Reflectors

Term 3 started off with us reviewing the currently plausible scientific investigations our satellite could perform. The team had narrowed down the possibilities to the three experiments that seemed most feasible to undergo, as well as having the potential to bear useful results to the scientific community. These three experiments are: To determine an accurate […]