Brace for Impact

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Today was a beautiful day, although it started with a few clouds. After analyzing yesterday’s logs we tried to optimize our acceleration curve and really pushed the climber to its limits. After the arrival at the competition-site, we had our first timeslot for testruns. Due to „strong“ winds, today the balloon was lowered. At every […]

Successful Trials

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8 o’clock am, Senba Park, sunny, 12°C Official start of the Space Elevator Challenge 2017. First off, all participants gathered at the Challenge Headquarters. Unfortunately the introduction and all instructions were in japanese. Afterwards our climber got checked by the technical Inspector. For official altitude and speed measurements we had to attach a Measurement Payload […]