Ra­dio test by the HyEnD Group

Ra­dio test by the HyEnD Group
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).

Radio test by the HyEnD Group

All of the rock­et sys­tems are checked one last time be­fore launch. The HyEnD team trav­elled the rough­ly three kilo­me­tres to Radar Hill to test the ra­dio con­nec­tion. The nose cone is placed over the teleme­try unit – where it will be dur­ing the flight –be­fore the test com­mences. Then the unit trans­mits ra­dio sig­nals to ground con­trol sit­u­at­ed at the rock­et launch site in Es­range (vis­i­ble on the left in the back­ground).

All of the rocket systems are checked one last time before launch. The HyEnD team travelled the roughly three kilometres to Radar Hill to test the radio connection. The nose cone is placed over the telemetry unit – where it will be during the flight –before the test commences. Then the unit transmits radio signals to ground control situated at the rocket launch site in Esrange (visible on the left in the background).

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