Camera for Suborbital Rocket

UP-Aerospace, a private launch company, needs small digital cameras to capture video from their suborbital rockets. Because the cameras are small, their memory and battery life are limited, and because they are inaccessible for the last 30 to 45 minutes before launch, the cameras cannot simply be turned on and left running before launch. Rather, they need timer-activated cameras. Using an off-the-shelf digital timer, students developed a circuit board and software to create a system that turns the cameras on ten minutes before launch, switches them into the correct operating mode, and allows them to record. Low cost and light weight mean more efficient video capability. The camera system is scheduled for launch in October 2007.

SL-2 Launch & Recovery Video (produced by Wilson Binkley Advertising & Marketing)  [From http://www.upaerospace.com/SL-2_video_page.html]

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