Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) Facility Photos
Green Launch Team visited YPG on October 18 through 20, 2016. We took many photos which have now been released by the Public Information Office. These facilities, equipment, and services will be invaluable for our series of test launches. Photos top to bottom:
Dr. John Hunter at San Diego State University (SDSU)
John did the Green Launch PowerPoint presentation at a December 7 meeting of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student chapter.
An early version is now on line. Please check it out periodically for updates and new material. Link:
ZenThree has developed a customized webpage for Green Launch. Please check it out periodically for updates and new material. Link: http://GreenLaunch.org
WORK IN PROGRESS
YPG Testing Contract
Green Launch delivered our plan of activities for testing to the YPG Test Directorate. The contract for YPG services and range use is now in review with government contract staff. Expect final signatures early 2017.
Additional funding will be required beyond the amounts pledged by team members, family, and friends. We plan to use social media “crowd funding” to generate the rest. The campaign description, rewards, and other details are now in development. Expected start date early 2017.
Small Payload Design Demonstration
Rob Fryer and John Hunter have been experimenting with small off-the-shelf commercial components which can be assembled into our expected early payload volume of a cylinder approximately 1 ¼ inch diameter by 4 inches long. These components can be programed from a laptop computer to perform various functions.