Bexus-7 countdown started!

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 12:38 pm

The countdown for Bexus-7, carrying Stratospheric Census and several other experiments started at 12:30 LT (10:30 UTC) and Bexs-7 is scheduled to be launched at 15:30 LT (13:30 UTC). Three hours before launch, the E-link system is tested.

Bexus-6 launched

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 10:33 am

Bexus-6 was succesfully launched at around 9:10 local time this morning.

The trajectory can be tracked live. Bexus-7, carry ing Stratospheric Census, is set to be launched

in the afternoon.

Bexus-6 launch

Bexus-6 succesfully launched around 07:10 UTC!

Stratospheric Census launch tomorrow!

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Tomorrow, BEXUS-6 and BEXUS-7, the latter carrying Stratospheric Census, are scheduled to be launched.

The scheduled launch for BEXUS-6 is 09:00 CEST (07:00 UTC). The scheduled launch time for BEXUS-7 is 15:00 CEST (13:00 UTC). However, all times are subject to change because of the wea

ther and other events that are not fully known in advance.

Stratospheric Census ready for flight!

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm

After having installed the fiter Sunday night, the stratospheric census team is now ready to fly.

All that remains now is waiting for good weather - which will probably be Wednesday. Until then, team members can finally get some rest.

Team arrived at Esrange

Posted on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Friday afternoon, all members of the Str atospheric Census team have arrived

at Esrange. After installing themselves, final integrati on and the pre-flight procedures started

on Friday night.

On the photograph below, team member Mark Fittock is installing the experiment on the gondola (it is not the final installation yet).
Team member Mark Fittock installs the experiment onto the gondola

Team ready for Esrange

Posted on Friday, October 3, 2008 at 10:59 am

Today, the team will be united at Esrange, Kiruna, Sweden, for the launch campaign. Team members Martin Siegl and Mark Fittock have already been to Esrange for final testing.

On Saturday and Sunday, final assembly will be performed by the team members. The actual launch may be at any date between Monday, October 6 and Friday, October 10, on either of the two balloons being launched as soon as conditions permit.

See also the pre-flight procedure. Shortly before the launch, the filter will be placed in the experiment and the experiment

will fly to stratospheric altitudes - ready to clean the stratosphere of dust!

MTR / SED released

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 12:28 am

The Mid-Term Report, the latest version of the Student Experimentation Document, has been released.

A 3.5MB PDF version is available for download, but the SED can also be browsed online.

CDR now available online

Posted on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 12:50 pm

The Critical Design Report, the CDR, is now available online.

It can be downloaded here.

Sponsoring by Progressum

Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Stratospheric Census will receive financial sponsoring from PROGRESSUM, the organisation supporting the Kiruna economy and working on establishing Kiruna as a destination for space enthusiasts and tourists.

This sponsoring enables us to procure critical mechanical and electrical components.

It is also part of a wider cooperation between PROGRESSUM and Stratospheric Census.

The team will promote Kiruna as a place where students can make their space-related ideas come true!

We are very grateful and would like to thank PROGRESSUM for this opportunity.

Proudly sponsored by Progressum

Proudly sponsored by Progressum

Presentation at IRV, Kiruna

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm

A presentation of the Stratospheric Census Project will take place on Wednesday, April 30th, 1.30 pm, at the Swedish Institute for Space Physics in Kiruna.