WVRock has been supporting a number of school aged groups to implement projects called S4. S4 is the Small Satellites for Secondary Students (S4). S4 is a partnership between the Education and Public Outreach group at Sonoma State University, Tripoli Rocketry Association’s AeroPac prefecture and the Endeavour Institute.
The website for S4 can be found here.
In addition to the fun and learning for the students and the photos and articles on this site documenting the progress of some of those teams, several resources have been generated during these projects.
These include a spreadsheet that can be used to analyze data logged on an S4 flight. The spreadsheet can be found here.
Another resource is a presentation that describes some data analysis done on the data returned from an S4 flight. The presentation can be found here (with fancy animations :-) ) or here (no animations :-( ).
Data has been collected from a number of flights of S4 payloads mentored by WVRock team members.
This data is shown and can be accessed in the table below:
|Date||Team||Launch Vehicle||Data||Analysis Data||Google Earth KML|
|August 30, 2014||Scieneers||Tethered Balloon||SCIENEERS-BalloonFlight-20140830.TXT||S4_AnalysisSheet_20140830_Scieneers_BalloonFlight1.xlsm
|August 30, 2014||MLA||Tethered Balloon||MLA-BalloonFlight-20140830.TXT||S4_AnalysisSheet_20140830_MLA_BalloonFlight1.xlsm||MLA-BalloonFlight-20140830.kml|
|October 12, 2014||Scieneers||S4 Rocket||Scieneers-RocketFlight-20141012.TXT||S4_AnalysisSheet_20141012_Scieneers_RocketFlight1.xlsm||20141012-Scieneers-RocketFlight1.kml|
|October 12, 2014||MLA||S4 Rocket||MLA-RocketFlight-20141012.TXT||S4_AnalysisSheet_20141012_MLA_RocketFlight1.xlsm||MLA-RocketFlight-20141012.kml|