Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT) Update

The Brazilian Technical Institute for Aeronautics (ITA) continues Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) testing utilizing the engineering model (EM), currently working on ADCS software (SW) v1.5. They have started the ADCS SW and On-Board Data Handling (OBDH) SW integration and they are performing Attitude Control Software Code Review. ITA is discussing technical details of the battery pack and the integration of the Clyde Space Electrical Power Subsystem (EPS) with Pumpkin; the battery pack has passed through functional acceptance tests. They are finalizing the onboard computer emulator to test the battery pack as soon as it arrives in Brazil. ITA started SPORT Flight Model (FM) integration of Stack 1 thru Stack 5 which includes the Space Weather Probes (SWP), Science Magnetometer (SMS), Compact Total Electron Content Sensor (CTECS), reaction wheels and the EPS; the antennas integration, separation switches, and booms deployment system on the structure (miscellaneous integration) was finalized.

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