Today we are getting ready for Loki Lego Launcher 2.0, which is on track to launch soon. Our project plan has been created and we are reusing our spacecraft just like we said in our earlier post: “Planning for Loki Lego Launcher 2.0“. Our mission goals and changes from Loki Lego Launcher 1 can be viewed there.
We attached our newly updated flight computer from High Altitude Science, which, in addition to our temperature/pressure sensor, now has a voltage and current sensor. We also added a redundant tracking system called the APRS Radio Bug which relies on radio waves to communicate data to a web page. We will be posting links to track our GPS device and our radio tracking device on launch day.
Today we also field tested our two tracking devices while driving around town, and have found that both tests were successful. The GPS device can be tracked on our phone with an app and we stopped along the way to track the APRS device with the computer. We’ll post updates on the upcoming launch as the date approaches. Stay tuned!