Since August the designing group is programming the electronic systems at the house of one of the members of the team. In the future the systems will become the core of the first probe. So far we have managed to read the data from the temperature sensor and GPS, and later record it on the SD card. At the moment, we are working on an intuitive interface to read the location of the probe. Despite numerous difficulties, such as lack of appropriate libraries to individual subgroups, we do not give up and continue to work eagerly.
“On the 11th of September together with Aleksander Wardyn I had the opportunity to participate in the Moon for the Youth project. Beside me in the team belonged a communication officer, a cabin physician, a cabin secretary, astrobiologist and a data officer. My stay at the habitat lasted for 8 hours during which I coordinated the activities of other astronauts such as e.g. the order of the physiological tests and the perception of time test, I motivated them to work and supervised their keeping up with the schedule of experiments. The greatest attraction of the project was surely the preparation of the two chosen astronauts to the EVA walk and the latter work with them. Throughout the whole stay at the habitat we used the Moon Time and we communicated via Internet with the simulated air traffic control in order to receive advice on solving different problems. The next day our team switched roles with the air traffic control and I became the flight director whose job was to control the course of the mission. The trip was one of the most unusual ones in my life and it was a very interesting experience, combining education and fun. As participants we would like to thank Mrs. Ph. D Agata Kołodziejczyk from the European Space Agency for organizing the mission and inviting us to take part in it.”
Educational Youth Mission Youth for the Moon 11-13 September 2017
LUNARES habitat, Piła Airport
Author and coordinator of the mission: Ph.D. Agata Kołodziejczyk
Edition and correction: Matt Harasymczuk
Technical help: Michał Gocyła
Space Garden Spółka z o.o.
Polish Paratroopers Association
European Space Agency
On the 20th of June our team performed a ground trial which is a part of the “Light” subproject. Our aim was to test technology and our skills needed to perform spectrum analysis of the atmosphere before the stratospheric trials.
The works on the emitter started with the burning of 12 PLN in the form of 3 LED diodes. As it later turned out, it was due to inappropriate cooling and unstable power supply. We solved the first problem by adding a heavy radiator and ventilator, and the second one by using a technical power supplier with a power safety device. The next trials (conducted with a fire extinguisher within our reach) can be seen on the photos.