PongSat build log: Project objectives and constraints


IMG_20140817_171658For my first PongSat I would like to set some simple goals, because I feel that even the simple goal of sending an Arduino in the space is not so simple 🙂 Ok, let’s start.

Objectives

  1. Gaining entry to the program and a seat for a launch within 6 months* accomplished
  2. Have a seat on the main deck (not in the bag) accomplished
  3. Do not spend more than EUR 100 (US$ 135) for the device accomplished
  4. Involve Federico at least in 50% of tasks failed
  5. Take the launch planned (27 Sep 14)* accomplished
  6. Getting the data collected and stored by the device*
  7. Determine the location (including elevation) of the device at least every 5 seconds*
  8. Measure the outside temperature at least every 5 seconds*
  9. Detect accelerations on the 3 axes at least 10hz
  10. Detect rotations (roll, pitch and yaw) in degrees/second at least 10hz
  11. Detect the magnetic field on the 3 axes at least 1hz
  12. Ensuring an environment compatible with the components*
  13. Show data and mission in a blog
  14. Produce a reusable device (save at least 75% of its cost)

* The mission will be considered accomplished if we achieve these objectives.

Constraints

  1. Do not spend more than EUR 150 (US$ 205) all inclusive complied with
  2. Use only COTS components complied with
  3. The battery should last at least 4 hours violated The battery lasts 4 hours with the heating off, with the heating on at maximum power lasts for 2.5 hours.

Index | Bill of materials

Do you want to improve my translation? Let me know…

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