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Rocketry Launch – April 2014

May 1, 2014 in Rocketry Project Group by Andrew Dianetti

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Yuri’s Night Banquet 2014

April 21, 2014 in News by Kristina Monakhova

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UB-SEDS Group Photo at Yuri’s Night

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Dan Pastuf, SEDS-USA Executive Director, presenting about the future of space exploration

UB-SEDS’s hosted our annual Yuri’s Night Banquet on Saturday April 19th at the Lafayette Hotel.  During this, members came together to celebrate all of their achievements over the past year with good food, great company, and spacey music.

UB-SEDS/Nanosat Successful Balloon Launch

April 15, 2014 in High-Altitude Weather Balloon, News by Andrew Tennenbaum

On Monday, March 31, 2014, many months of hard work and planning came to fruition when the Nanosat/SEDS Joint Experimental Balloon (NS-JEB) launched over the Buffalo/Niagara region.

Background noise radiation from household devices like WiFi routers and cell phones has a big impact on communication systems in cubesats. The purpose of this balloon was to determine the levels of this radiation above western New York. The payload contained an array of instruments, including a camera, GPS, barometer, magnetometer, an independent APRS tracking beacon, a redundant SPOT tracking beacon, temperature sensors, heaters, and two radios for measuring noise levels. An Arduino was used to gather data from the sensors, log it to flash memory, and maintain temperature control.