MVP-A Update: Week of February 4, 2019


  • There will be no CDR to allow for a longer testing period

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

  • The MVP-A mission patch has been decided! We will be getting shirts, patches, and stickers with this design


  • 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 System Concept Reviews

Ground Operations

  • The antenna has been roughly callibrated

  • The telemetry requirements for hardware elements of the satellite is up to date in the telemetry packets

Integration and Testing

  • The general draft for the flat-sat assembly design done and ready to progress. We will not be testing with the EPS or connection board as of right now

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

Command and Data Handling

  • The payload software (as a package within ARES) will have a rolling delivery throughout launch


  • Python code for radio transmission has been written


  • The last revision of the payload bay is ready

  • The team will now move onto working on reviewing the ODAR, reviewing the IDD, creating a BoM, and finshing the design and manufacturing of side panels


  • The team has been making progress on finishing the connection board. This will need to be finalized by Monday

MVP-A Mission Patch