Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Getting the test model ready.

Valley Christian's International Space Station team is getting ready to test their first experimental cube lab. The testing will occur from October 4th through the end of November. They experimental module will go through numerous and rigorous testing. The testing will consist of an electromagnetic Interference test that will take place at Huntsville, Alabama at Marshall Flight Space Center. There will also be out gassing tests at the University of Kentucky. The acoustic and vibration testing have been cancelled due to the protection provided by the ESD material on the Japanese booster. Also the depressurization testing will be done at the University of Kentucky, the module will be depressurized from 14.8 PSI down to 4 PSI at an interval of 30 seconds. All this must be done to insure the sucess of the project.