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SFS News: JP Aerospace - Away 38 Preflight Testing

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:59 am
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Post SFS News: JP Aerospace - Away 38 Preflight Testing   Posted on: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:59 am
Here is the latest update from JP Aerospace.

We conducted a full duration test of the Away 38 vehicle on Saturday. The vehicle was hung from a pole to simulate hanging from the balloon. The test went really well.

The vehicle carries two small rockets and they were launch from the vehicle as well. There was one problem with the balloon release system we need to chase. The rocket launch boxes are one time use. We’re already made their replacement. We need to switch them out and make a new cable for the video camera controller. After that Away 38 will get another full duration test (without the rocket launches) then will be good to go.

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Frames from on board video of the small rockets leaving Away 38 during ground testing.

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