MVP-A Update: Week of February 11, 2019


  • There will be a Keith meeting on Monday, Feb. 18 at 8 a.m. for the Ground Ops, I&T, and CDH teams

  • Due to some circuit board issues, the Engineering Build Testing time in Week 11 will be cut short

  • Remember to record any potential risks and foreseeable problems to the Risk Analysis Catalog


  • Weekly telecons will continue to take place on Wednesdays from 1-2pm.. These will be an educational opportunity to learn and get advice from a variety of professionals in the field. This week we will be discussing Systems Engineering Pt. 2

Ground Operations

  • We are able to listen to the ISS and a few other satellites with the radio

  • The TV display in the IT room is in progress

  • Interface software for the radio needs to be written

Integration and Testing

  • Flat-sat assembly is in progress

  • Procedure codes have been finished and need to be organized

  • Remember to continue using safety equipment and procedures in the clean room

Command and Data Handling

  • Microservices are being integrated into ARES to make a flat-sat version for testing


  • Radio is functional

  • Python documentation needs to be sent to Keith sometime in the future


  • The side panels are currently being anodized and will be blue

  • The team will continue working on the ODAR, the IDD, and the BoM


  • The camera is presenting some issues involving not turning off when not active and not drawing a lot of quiescent power. There are 3 plans being enacted simultaneously:

    • Finding a new camera that draws less quiescent power

    • Fixing the connections to the current camera

    • Ordering new connection boards