On monday (19th) Mark Uitendaal has came here and did the IPR. We worked a lot and made some functional tests before Mark, but when he was there something was wrong, and the foam did not came out from the testcell. After investigation we discovered that we ruined an electrovalve and also one heater was ruined. ACL (valves supplier) has sent us the replace very fast and we veryfied that all works perfectly.
We were very sad for the failure of the test and because some parts were not yet arrived, but anyway we will have another IPR by Fabio De Pascale around 10th of October, and "failure is not an option" (cit).
Anyway thank you Mark for your visit and your support! ;) we are very sorry that you didn't see the working experiment. We are grateful for your patience and comprehension.
On Thursday Lorenzo Pinna has came here. Lorenzo is probably the most important italian author of documentaries. He works for the scientific tv program Super Quark, that is broadcasted by RAI (national italian television). Here in Italy it is a very important show and he is like an instituion.
We explained all our experiment and we did also the demonstration that we failed with Mark. But this time was all ok!!!! Experiment success!!!! And if everything will go well, his television team will come in Kiruna to take a video of our launch and use it in a documentary on space debris!!!
We would really like to thank Lorenzo for his interest in our activity and his patience and his disponibility. For all of us, as we followed his documentaries from childhood, is like a rockstar and having him here was really a pleasure and honor. We hope he will be back soon!
So here you can see the video of the experiment. Soon we will have more video made by Lorenzo ;) stay tuned!
Ah! almost forgot.. the national radio Radio Capital called Niccolò Bellini, who also works in our laboratory on space debris tracking (and also almost with us) for an interview about NASA's satellite that will fall down (probably also in Italy). He didn't forget to speak about REDEMPTION. Unfortunately a "technical problem" cut down the call before that I was able to speak