PSAS/ Launch Vehicle Number 0 (LV0)


Payload :

Amateur Television Transmitter (B&W)

300 bps data down link : acceleration (Z axis)
digitized by a PIC16C73A microcontroller

Adept altimeter (68HC11 microcontroller and 12bit A/D converter)

Vehicle :

Airframe : Cardboard w/ 3 layers fiberglass
Length : 72 inches
Weight : 12.2 lbs
Motor : 700 Ns solid propellant motor
Recovery: Payload - 4 ft parachute
Body - 3 ft parachute

No flight sequencing computer.
Separation and recovery handled by chemically timed motor ejection charge.

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