MC2 continues to be successfully tasked to operate COVE and perform experiments. We recently ran our 25th successful COVE run on pic6, a picture taken by MC2 on 09 February 2014 over northern Michigan. A succesful run means that the COVE payload processed the image, and that the data produced by the algorithm matched the data Continue Reading »
“One things that binds us all together is the love of aeronautics and space exploration. It is as true today as it was 100 years ago. The University of Michigan started the first collegiate aeronautics program in the United States in 1914. Since then, the Department has graduated more than 6,000 aeronautical and aerospace engineers. Continue Reading »
Results of the analysis of the RAX-1 and RAX-2 attitude determination system have recently been published.
John C. Springmann, James W. Cutler, Flight results of a low-cost attitude determination system, Acta Astronautica, Volume 99, June–July 2014, Pages 201-214, ISSN 0094-5765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.02.026.
Project Strato flew their team’s 10th flight this past weekend with a successful launch and recovery. Unfortunately, we learned a hard lesson about proper radio packet configuration. We apologize to the APRS users for our excessive network traffic during the flight on 16 March 2014.
Our balloon flew two trackers, a Kenwood TH-D72 handheld radio Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the MCubed-2 team for the first successful image of Earth. Below, there is a fantastic, snow-covered picture of Lake Superior, the upper peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada. The deep freeze of the Midwest is clearly visible.
Prof. Continue Reading »