[SS2S-Main] Sugar Shot Weekly Activity Report -- Jan.20-Feb.2, 2014

  • From: Richard Nakka <richard.rocketry@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 22:13:48 -0600

Highlights of recent developments on the DoubleSShot project
-The static firing of the 4-grain DD-slot motor has been postponed
from Feb.1st to Feb.15th.

-Randy Dormans has completed the 4-grain motor casing for testing the
DD-grain configuration. This casing replaces the one damaged by
burn-through. Rick will be picking up the casing from Randy this week.

-A regular Avionics telecon was held this past Sunday. Attendees were
Chris King, Mattias Lampe, Rick Maschek and Richard Nakka. This was a
relatively short session, with the de-spin system being the main item
of discussion. Richard reported that testing of the de-spin prototype
has been completed, with good results, and that a report will be
prepared with details of the testing and analysis. Mattias began some
preparatory work toward the goal of developing a sensing and control
system to enable the de-spin system to sense and subsequently cancel
vehicle rotation.

-Grant Saviers has kindly offered to donate two high-quality Parker
pressure sensors with 0.05% accuracy and 1KHz bandwidth. These sensors
have 100 bar (1470psi) capacity, 10 to 35 volt supply, with 0 to 5
volt output. As such, these are compatible with the TC Logger that was
recently donated by Ed Brown. Grant will be sending the units to Chris

-The SS2S Donor page has been updated with Ed Brown and SKF (Spain) as
"Donors of Goods & Services":

Each individual donation brings us closer to our goal of pressing the
LAUNCH button of our Space-bound rocket:
-Sugar Shot to Space is on facebook. Check us out.

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