Day 8, Farewell and even more Balloons

Today most of us skipped breakfast because of the balloon launch early in the morning. After the lunch we had to say goodbye to our teammate Christina. She had to leave for ESA Estect Noordwijk for her interview to get into the ESA traineeship program. We wish her the best of luck. Christina zet hem op!!

The rest of the afternoon was spent on little things like packing the ETAG into foam. Also some wires in the wireharness were changed to hook up the camera. Fortunately this is very easy with the Harwin connectors we use.

Tonight the second balloon will be deployed. At 00:15 local time the balloon should lift-off from the pad. The Rexus 6 was not launched today because of technical problems. This means delays for us again. Hopefully they will launch it tomorrow so we can launch Saturday in the best case scenario.

Christina leaves for ESA Noordwijk

Christina leaves for ESA Noordwijk

The ETAG is encapsulated into foam which fits into the top of the nosecone.

The ETAG is encapsulated into foam which fits into the top of the nosecone.

Some problems can be solved by reusing parts found in a electronics trashcan.

Some problems can be solved by reusing parts found in an electronics trashcan.