The Public Relations team is mainly responsible for the areas of outreach and sponsoring. Part of this is the administration of our social media channels and this website, as well as working with traditional media and the operation of our merch shop. Another area of responsibility is the development and upkeep of sponsoring material.
Stress tests, space management, and assembly – All of these are the responsibilities of the Mechanical Engineering Team.
The team’s main task is the design and construction of the physical structure of our SpaceSeeds and the ejection mechanism. For this purpose, CAD-models and technical drawings are being created and parts bought or manufactured to our specifications. In doing so, the team can create a physical model of the final Seed that can be tested for structural stability and the ease of assembly.
The task of the simulation and control team is the planning and validation of the flight behavior of the SpaceSeeds. This includes a simulation for determining flight behavior for practical operation, in which a wide variety of parameters must be taken into account.
Furthermore, the options for a successful landing are analyzed with the help of various control designs. These designs are then further examined and refined by integration into the simulation.
The task of the software team is to develop the information system for the SpaceSeeds. This involves the development of software for the embedded system of the on-board computer, the control of the sensors, the development of the storage technology for the data handling, any communication software for the SpaceSeeds and the communication of the SpaceSeeds with a ground station.
The electronics team of the Daedalus2 project is responsible for all our electronic systems, both in the SpaceSeeds and in our ejection mechanism on the rocket. This includes the selection and connection of the board computer to the sensors, actuators and battery systems, as well as our telecommunication system. Of course, the work areas also include the construction and selection of our sensors and sufficient testing of all our electronic components.
In order to be able to handle this workload a large team of 13 students from our association, lead by our Daedalus2 project manager Frederik Dunschen, works enthusiastically on those tasks.