Welcome to the MEDUSA experiment!
On this website we will introduce you to the MEDUSA experiment. We are a group of students and graduates, who are planning an experiment to probing the lower ionosphere plasma. Therefore we are proud to be part of the REXUS 15/16 Campaign.
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First mechanical tests successful
After assembling most parts of the MEDUSA experiment we could not wait to see, if all works how it should be. So we planned our first tests and set up a test-meeting at the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Kühlungsborn. First of all we tested the fixation mechanism for the FFUs. Therefore we stretched a wire cable over the stamps which should fixate the FFUs during the launch of the rocket. You can see this configuration in the picture on the right. To check whether the stamps will release the FFUs later we cut the cable with pincers. During the campaign this cutting event will be done by a pyrocutter. After realizing that this mechanism works fine it was time to do the next step.
After the first test now we were eager to know if the ejection of the FFUs works as well. So we inserted one FFU in its barrel and fixated it as described above. After cutting the cable we are now proud and happy to announce to you: The ejection of the FFUs is working very fine!
See for yourself:
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