Monday, April 29, 2013

Near Space Test

NEAR SPACE TESTING
A number of tests are planned for the upcoming human launch into Near Space. One, we hope to use a man-operated tiny telescope to explore daytime and/or night time objects from space. Two, what is the functioning of GPS satellites as established through a smart phone during launch, at variable positioning, at high altitudes, and from the apex of Near Space?

QUESTIONS
Answering these two questions, according to the Big Machine Brain program and the Space Exploration Initiative will be important to putting our exploration astronauts into space, and in fulfilling the Prime Directive for manned exploration.

BIG BRAIN SPACE PROGRAM - TYPES OF SPACE

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2MO5Z___dog/UHF_3j8v2sI/AAAAAAAABjI/n12eCSr39bc/s1600/space.jpg

PHOTO
The photo shows space through the very large PGT-ET telescope which has multiple adjuncts in space and ground operations using a supercomputer. We don't expect results like this with the Tiny Space Telescope we're taking with us during the upcoming Near Space flight this week. The goal is imaging on the Sun, Moon, or a bright star for future celestial navigation.

VIEW PORT
The telescope test could be a success or a failure, as last time we had some challenges faced with the view port window. These windows tend to electrostatically collect dust and debris, easily scratch from the ravages of space travel (our spacecraft is reusable), and develop patches of moisture and condensation from the double layering with trapped moisture and the extreme temperatures of space. The view port also develops internal and external reflections with its multiple layering and absorbs and reflects light. It may also introduce distortion as the view port material is not optically flat.

http://humanoidolabs.blogspot.tw/2013/04/pgt-et-telescope-stars.html

TELESCOPE
The tiny telescope is currently more about testing ideas for navigation in space, for spacecraft and space object positioning. For example, the Big Brain may want to launch/release a tiny satellite into space and having a better understanding of how to orientate that spacecraft will become important.

http://humanoidolabs.blogspot.tw/2013/04/telescope-for-near-space.html

TSAT & SPACE TELESCOPE
One long range goal is the release of a TSAT (a temporary space satellite) and/or a tiny space telescope that will spend some time in space before its position decays.

http://humanoidolabs.blogspot.tw/2012/12/temporary-satellite-tsat.html