Mars Impactor’s Stratospheric Experimental Test Bed

by Steve Hobbs 19 Jan 2020

The transmission payload for MARS MEDIAN testing is almost built – courtesy of custom Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) arriving this week. This board will sample inertia, temperature, pressure, humidity and UV radiation and thermal and send via Lora [Ed radio] for High Altitude Balloon flight. Lora uses the same pins as SD card so I need to build a second payload which records sensor information to SD card. I’m just waiting for the PCBs to turn up.

Editor: Steve is working on a way to take up different sensor payloads to near space to qualify and test the systems all at once with a real planet below. R&D is an essential part of our ongoing program. The systems will evolve, but that is science and experience.

Lora Mars Impactor Test Bed
Lora Mars Impactor Test Bed
Lora Mars Impactor Test Bed

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