Today’s blog post’s topic is very interesting and it is about balloons. Of course not the ones you see on birthdays (ours are a little bit cooler – badumtss!). As you already know from our previous posts we will launch a NSS (Nano Space Station) to the stratosphere and here comes the need for balloons. […]Read more "My Balloon Brings All The Probes To The Yard"
While we were discussing what samples are we gonna send with our nano space station we decided that what we need is to show the development and growth of several species in space. One of them would be a fungus, a type of penicilin, because of its practical benefits. Thus, we decided to pollute the […]Read more "Picking cheese for our omelette du espace"
The Brain of our module is going to be an Arduino Nano: Why? Because it is small and light! It is not so hungry for energy and it should have enough Digital and analog I/Os. It has footprint of 45mmx18mm It weighs only 5g Digital I/O Pins – 14 (6 of them provide PWM otput) […]Read more "What Electronics Are We Gonna Use?"
The goal – Develop and build a scaled version of a habitable space station module capable to operate autonomously for at least 10 hours in hear space environment and 72 hours in in land condition. Target size 227x100x100mm. Objectives Main: Maintain habitable environment autonomously for 72 hours Collect data during the experiment Secondary Survive 10 […]Read more "Our Nano Space Station"
Choosing an organism for our closed loop space station turned out to be a a not so simple task, especially bearing in mind the fact that We had very litle time to do it.There is an enormous variety of organisms that can actually live and grow inside a space station but choosing the most sutable […]Read more "Choosing an organism"