UP Aerospace Flight Opportunities Program Mission Set for Friday

sl7-mission-patchThe NASA Flight Opportunities Program’s first fully manifested flight with UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft system is coming up this Friday June 21. The flight manifest consists of 7 payloads selected through our program.

Launch of the suborbital SpaceLoft XL rocket from Spaceport America in New Mexico is scheduled between 7-10 a.m. MST (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT/6 a.m. to 9 a.m. PDT).

Payload No.
PI/Organization Description/Objective
1T0001PS — Suborbital Flight Environment Monitor (SFEM)Payload POC: Karolyn Ronzano,
The Suborbital Flight Environment Monitor (SFEM) is a compact, selfcontained payload that will monitor and record on board environmental parameters of interest during a sRLV flight. These include 3axis accelerations and G-loads, ambient pressure, relative humidity and temperature. The SFEM uses commercially available instruments. The SFEM is completely autonomous and doesn’t require any operator interface during flight.
2T0002S — Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB)Payload POC: Nickolas Demidovich
The Automatic Dependent Surveillance  Broadcast (ADSB) is a cooperative surveillance technique for air traffic control and related applications being developed by the FAA as part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System. Current plans will require all aircraft and other flight vehicles operatng within US airspace to be equipped with ADSB by 2020. The objective is to demonstrate functionality of the ADSB system when applied to CRuSR flight profiles. NASA is supporting the FAA in this demonstration.
3T0019S — DiapasonPayload POC: Orazio Chiarenza
The experiment tests a simple instrument (DIAPASON) for the study of nano particle migration and capture, achieved by very small thermal gradients. The particles range from 1 micron to 1/1000 of micron. This range allows the monitoring of combustion generated pollution, the analysis of hostile environments, and the identification of atmospheric contaminants.
4T0069S — ORS Global Positioning Beacon (GPB)Payload POC: Jason Armstrong
Provides GPS raw data as position source to FAA ADSB payload. 2 Patch Antennas (will be located at access panels on avionics section) 2 Low Noise Amplifiers 1 Signal
5T0071S #1 — New Mexico Space Grant (NMSG Student Payload #1)Payload POC: Kristi Burden
New Mexico Space Grant Miscellaneous High School Science Payloads. 3 experiments – 1) Algae, Triops, & yeast – spaceflight effects on algae. 2) Algae survivabilitycompared w/control sample. 3) Flexible form factor – survivability of 3 different form factors.
6T0071S #2 — New Mexico Space Grant (NMSG Student Payload #2)Payload POC: Kristi Burden
New Mexico Space Grant Miscellaneous High School Science Payloads. 4 experiments  1) Algae survival – pre & post flight cell count. 2) Flexible form factor – Nomex & GoreTex to contain water. 3) Bean plant survival – growth rate effect. 4) Power & Data collection – using a common data & power bus.
7T0077S — Facility for Microgravity Research &Submicroradian
Payload POC: Scott Green
Inertial measurement unit (IMU) and data logger. Records the linear acceleration and angular rate environment throughout flight with high quality inertial sensors. Automatically configures and starts logging 1200Hz IMU data when power is applied. Startup configuration time is 1minute. Logs 10 hours of IMU data into a circular buffer on an SD flash memory card.