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Manchester Students for the Exploration and Development of Space


Newsletter


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30th October 2019

Dear reader, this newsletter is to provide news, updates and general information to our support staff, sponsors and students on all of the projects and activities on ManSEDS.
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
ManSEDS is hoping to run an event with local schools attempting to incorporate a wide range of activities from designing their own rockets to coding lego rovers. We're looking for more help with the open day for only a couple of hours on one Wednesday afternoon. If you're interested please contact one of our local outreach team members.
PROJECT UPDATES
Remember, it's never too late to get involved with the ManSEDS projects, there are still places in Rocketry, Balloon, UK Rover, and UK CanSat for those interested.
 

CanSat Project

Thanks to the amazing work of CanSat members, the CanSat board designed for multipurpose applications with a range of inbuilt sensors and efficient sizing is now available to all projects interested!

There will be a workshop this week on Wednesday, in George Begg C1 1-3pm. 
UK Rover Project

The Olympus rover trials have been officially entered! Preliminary research on mechanical aspects has started and is in varying stages of completion.

Scheduled this week, the electronics team will assess the state of damage of last year's rover.
Balloon Project

The pico-balloon, a small balloon and payload designed to go round the world multiple times in one balloon lifetime, is now close to finalisation in design.

Work on all other projects continues to progress.
Rocketry Project

Last week the Open Rocket workshop took place, if you were unable to make it to the meeting, the resources can be found on the Rocketry page. The workshop covered important material on simulating future rocket designs in virtual enviroments.

This week rocketry will start its design for the UKSEDS Rocketry Competition.
MASTERCLASSES
 
ManSEDS  Masterclasses

The next masterclass will be Microcontrollers 2 on the 6th November. As always, anyone unable to attend or that has missed previous classes will be able to find the material on the ManSEDS facebook page. 
GENERAL UPDATES
Balloon VR
 
We've converted the footage from the latest high altitude balloon so that it's now compatible with most VR headsets. The footage can be found on the ManSEDS google drive, though naturally you will need a VR headset to fully appreciate. 
Sabre Launch Program Lecture

Anyone quick on the draw with this fortnight's newsletter may be interested in a lecture on (and opportunities in) Reaction engines and the SABRE program this Wednesday 30th October. Details below.
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