UHCC Project Imua Payload: PIP

Honolulu—Kapi‘olani—Kaua‘i—Windward Community College

                      Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium

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Payload specs

     Dimension of Housing: approximately 8.25" x 8.25" x 4.5"

     Weight with baseplate: 14.8 lbs

     Material: aluminum 6061, teflon and lead ballast

Instruments & Other Assignments:

     •  Ultraviolet Spectrometer with Cosine Receptor (KauCC)

     •  Photosensor array for monitoring sun's orientation (HonCC)

     •  IMU [9-axis motion detector with pressure device] (HonCC)

     •  Print Circuit Board (KapCC)

     •  Integration, Testing and Coordination (WinCC)

Name: PIP

     •  acronym for "Project Imua Payload”

Pip also refers to a “seed” — which is representative of the newly established four-campus UHCC enterprise that constitutes Project Imua. Additionally, according to the Urban dictionary, PIP indicates “something that tends to be annoyingly difficult, yet still irresistibly likeable.”



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