The leader of educational space project – 3 SAT – Mateusz Mazurkiewicz, will be representing Gdynia on the EUROPEAN SPACE CAMP
Mateusz Mazurkiewicz – participant of 3-SAT space project, realized in III LO in Gdynia, during vacation will be taking part in European Space Camp. It’s an international camp dedicated to space technology. ESC happens every year since 1996 in Andøya Space Center, in the north part of Norway. The initative is organised (among others) by the Norwegian Space Centre. In programme is a series of lectures concerning space technologies and workshops concering work of engineers and scientists whose interest are rockets. During the camp’s summary participants will witness the start of a rocket!
At the beginning of April a meeting with professor Waldemar Ossowski, the manager of the Historical Museum in Gdansk took place. The meeting was attended by Ph. D. Grzegorz Szychliński, D. Sc. Janusz Trupinda and the coordinator of our project, Anna Rzepa and concerned the cooperation as a part of the historical module coordinated by Kamil Iwanowski.
During the Christmas time our tech team wasn’t idle (well, maybe a little;)). We wrote an e-mail to the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency concerning the flights of unmanned vehicles out of view. The answer we received was exhaustive and we are currently thinking about how to adapt our mission to the regulations. Thanks to the sponsors we were able to pick some top shelf parts to our stratospheric drone. We have finished the integration of subsystems of our probe and we installed them in the framework. Moreover, we improved the code so that logs from the mission are more legible. After the telemetry is added, our probe will be able to carry the biological material into the stratosphere.
On Tuesday 9th of January the members of the astrobiological module visited the department of Oceanography at the Gdansk University. We learned how to use hemocytometer and calculate the concentration of cells in a sample. The test in the Burker’s chamber will be performed once more after the stratospheric trials.