P3-D AMSAT-DL

AMSAT P3-D Spacecraft Integration Team

Orlando, March 1999


Matjaz Vidmar S53MV, Wilfried Gladisch ZEL, Horst Wagner DB2ZB, Lyle Johnson WA7GXD,
Peter Gülzow DB2OS, Chuck Green N0ADI, Harold Price NK6K, Bob Davis KF4KSS

Michael Fletscher OH2AUE, Mirek Kasal OK2AQK, Werner Haas DJ5KQ,
Rick Leon KA1RHL, Freddy de Guchteneire ON6UG, Karl Meinzer DJ4ZC

A large group of P3-D engineers from AMSAT-DL (including our european team members from Belgium, Czech republic, Finland and Slovenia) and AMSAT-NA were in Orlando/Florida from March 03 until March 26 to finalize the P3-D spacecraft after the successful Thermal Vacuum testing in Washington. All electronics were completely tested again and some corrections were made, where necessary. Most of the module electronics have been now foamed or covered with conformal coating in preparation for the final vibration/shake test (the top plates of the modules below are covered with photos from the inside for better demonstration). Another final check-out of all electronics will be conducted when the spacecraft returns from the vibration test. After this we are ready for launch, which is to be expected for later this year!! More details about the launch as they become officially available.

(for full-size images, click on each thumbnail)

Werner Haas DJ5KQ Werner Haas DJ5KQ, Mirek Kasal OK2AQK, Peter Gülzow DB2OS, Freddy de Guchteneire ON6UG Peter Gülzow DB2OS, Horst Wagner DB2ZB, Werner Haas DJ5KQ, Karl Meinzer DJ4ZC
P3-D bay 1 Karl Meinzer DJ4ZC Werner Haas DJ5KQ
Horst Wagner DB2ZB Freddy de Guchteneire ON6UG Karl Meinzer DJ4ZC, Werner Haas DJ5KQ
Karl Meinzer DJ4ZC, Werner Haas DJ5KQ Karl Meinzer DJ4ZC, Freddy de Guchteneire ON6UG, Peter Gülzow DB2OS, Mirek Kasal OK2AQK, Horst Wagner DB2ZB, Werner Haas DJ5KQ Karl Meinzer DJ4ZC, Freddy de Guchteneire ON6UG, Peter Gülzow DB2OS, Mirek Kasal OK2AQK, Horst Wagner DB2ZB, Werner Haas DJ5KQ
Mirek Kasal OK2AQK Lou McFadin W5DID, Stan Wood WA4NFY Lou McFadin W5DID, Stan Wood WA4NFY
Bob Davis KF4KSS, Rick Leon K1RHL Lou McFadin W5DID, Bob Davis KF4KSS, Stan Wood WA4NFY, Rick Leon K1RHL Wilfried Gladisch ZEL, Horst Wagner DB2ZB

All Photos: AMSAT-DL

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