The LODESTAR team have made it back to Uppsala after attending the Critical Design Review (CDR) at ESTEC in the Netherland.
During the CDR a panel of experts reviewed the design of the LODESTAR experiment and gave important input for the ongoing manufacture and testing of the experiment.
The LODESTAR team is now prepared and ready to go to ESTEC for the critical design review. At the critical designed review the design of the LODESTAR experiment will be examined and the team will hold a brief presentation on the current status of the experiment.
We are very excited!
The Lodestar team is working together on improving the student experiment documentation. The student experiment documentation is a document describing the Lodestar experiment in detail ranging from design of the experiment to implementation. The deadline for handing in the updated document is on Friday the 6th of April, 2018.
The Team have now successfully made it back home to Uppsala after a great week at Esrange. Now the work towards the Critical design review begins.
The team members, Hugo Laurell (Team Leader) Arvid Larsson (Software design) Lowe Lundin (Electrical design) and Johan Paulsson (Mechanical design) currently attend the student training week at ESRANGE. Here the team members learn about project planning, circuit design, thermal design, software design and more details regarding the BEXUS 26 project. On Monday the 5th the team members presented the Preliminary design to a panel of experts successfully and have made slight design changes such as increasing the number of solar panels.
The LODESTAR experiment was selected to participate in cycle 11 of the REXUS/BEXUS programme. The experiment have been granted preliminary accommodation on BEXUS 26. Recruitment and work on the Student Experiment Documentation, SED, was initiated.
The LODESTAR team got shortlisted and went to ESTEC for the REXUS/BEXUS Selection Workshop to present the experiment proposal. The visit was for three days.