08. February 2019 – Munich, Germany —
as promised, here is an outlook on the coming days.
Next week, the first major milestone in the REXUS program, the PDR (Preliminary Design Review), is set to happen. All teams of the current REXUS / BEXUS cycle are invited to the holy halls of the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen for the Student Training Week. In five days, together with the other teams, we will receive a series of workshops and lectures on the technology, organization, and operation of the REXUS program. In addition, we will have our PDR during this week.
In principle, the PDR is a review of our current design by the professionals of DLR, ESA and the other organizations involved. In a short presentation, we present the mechanical, electrical and software design of our experiment and will identify weaknesses and design problems in a subsequent discussion. The aim of the review is to ensure both the safety of the REXUS rocket itself and the functionality of our experiment. At the end of Student Training Week, we should be able to finalize our experiment-design and then begin manufacturing the components.
In addition to workshops and PDR, we will also get to know the remaining REXUS and BEXUS teams. We will meet some well-known faces from the Selection Workshop in Bonn, but also meet the international teams selected by ESA for the first time. The program is rounded off by a visit to Andechs Monastery as well as a (still secret) event towards the end of the week. We are curious!
Overall, an eventful week at DLR awaits us! Until then, there are still presentations to complete and the last travel arrangements to make!
For (almost) live updates, we also follow on Instagram (@teamaimis) and Twitter (@AimisRexus).
Bye for now,