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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Mon May 25, 2009 12:51 pm
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Post Team WikiSat   Posted on: Mon May 25, 2009 12:51 pm
Paul points to a new team - WikiSat -

"Hey all,

Please welcome our 19th registered team, WikiSat, from Denmark.
Details will be up shortly on the N-Prize site. Their team website
(www.wikisat.org) isn't quite active yet.

Welcome, Denmark! Please drop in and say hello here on the Group.

Best,
Paul "

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Post New entrant--welcome   Posted on: Tue May 26, 2009 4:59 pm
Yes, welcom to Denmark's entry. We have one from Ghana (no URL or posts yet)

And, also, welcome to a possible reawakening of the forum. Quiet since April 10

#10 (Diadelus?) is still not listed

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Post Team Daedalus is Team#17   Posted on: Wed May 27, 2009 1:53 am
I'm not sure who #10 is, I think it was a team that was missing forms or something.


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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:41 pm
An update:

First balloon meetup

On Saturday we held our first meetup on the Wikisat team. Tobias and Joshua met a few days in advance in Tobias’ hometown of Vienna, Austria. Alex and I could not make it this time, but hopefully next time.

The event was planned as a full launch, but due to a number of shortfalls, including integration issues and the recovery system not having been completed, Tobias and Joshua decided to scale it back, and just test the parachute instead. Nonetheless, it was an instructive experience for everyone involved.

As a consequence of the problems, we’ve decided to not plan “launches” in the future, but rather just “meetups”. The important thing is that we have fun and move forward on the project – not necessarily that we get it right in first try.

This video was captured from the payload during the parachute test:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jl6vni4 ... r_embedded


Also see our collection of pictures from the day.

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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:14 am
A new video from the team.
I swear to God that it is almost impossible not to laugh when they realise their equipment is headed straight into a cliff! hahaha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHnjfW7Z ... r_embedded

Tobias have put together a nicely edited video of his footage from the last team meetup in Austria. As you can tell from the attentive looks on the faces of the children standing by as he drops the test article from the heights of the Skywalk site, there is nothing quite as exciting as gaining some solid “ground truth” with a real test flight. Our thanks go out to Alexander, the friendly climber who kindly recovered our little shred of truth from the ground this time:

hahaha,

Rob :)

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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:23 am
Way to go guys! Keep up the good work. Perfect! And what a guy (the climber) today's the day!

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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:30 pm
Hi all,

I want to present you the satellite we will test in near space this week. This tiny satellite of 30 mm (1.2 inches) is called WikiWikiSat. It is composed by the Main Computer Unit (MCU), Inertial Reference Unit (IRU), sensors, Magnetorques, Radiolink and the Main Battery with less than 11 grams (0.4 oz)

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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:55 pm
Wow! how cool is that? :) I want one :) Good luck with the near space expedition!

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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Wow!
Welcome to the Space Fellowship

Any more info available to share about the launch!?

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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:49 pm
Rob Goldsmith wrote:
Wow!
Welcome to the Space Fellowship

Any more info available to share about the launch!?

Rob


Yes, see our Space Fellowship CALENDAR for launch details!
Thanks for the welcome.
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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:17 am
Stick a BRCM2727 on it, a flash card, camera sensor, and get HD video too.....might add another 10g though. Would need to get it back after flight if no transmission capability.....


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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:52 pm
Hey James
That's an interesting chip!

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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:34 pm
Wow. How far until the satellite is finished?


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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:54 pm
tristancho wrote:
Hi all,

I want to present you the satellite we will test in near space this week. This tiny satellite of 30 mm (1.2 inches) is called WikiWikiSat. It is composed by the Main Computer Unit (MCU), Inertial Reference Unit (IRU), sensors, Magnetorques, Radiolink and the Main Battery with less than 11 grams (0.4 oz)

Best regards,
Joshua Tristancho
(WikiSat Team)


So all of that is in those tiny little slices? It would be cool to see a picture of each of those things individually.

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Post Re: Team WikiSat   Posted on: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:21 pm
SuperShuki wrote:
So all of that is in those tiny little slices? It would be cool to see a picture of each of those things individually.


Sure!
See our Picasa web at:
http://picasaweb.google.com/wikisat/Components#
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