Thursday, 20 August 2009

Management Review to conclude Lunchsat for 2008-09

The annual Management Review, an opportunity for Lunchsat members to present their progress made on the project over the past year to line and senior managers, begins tomorrow morning at Astrium in Stevenage.

This is to follow the successful Technical Review held on Wednesday, when the team was given the chance to discuss the work achieved to-date with technical experts with prior experience on cubesat projects.

The Management Review is to kick off with a team photo at 10:00 in the Viewing Gallery, followed by refreshments and talks with the managers. The presentation is to begin at 11:00, with an introduction from project member Neil Dunbar followed by subsystem talks from Nick Fishwick (Project Management), Jonathan Wynn (Payload: Imager; Media), Jacques Cottier (Systems) and Gurmeet Pawar (Power).

Questions from management will conclude the review session at midday - when the team will move onto Ask in Stevenage for lunch to celebrate the conclusion of the Lunchsat project for 2008-09.

The next intake of Astrium graduates is scheduled for late September, when the new arrivals will select one of the two unique initiatives of the graduate development programme - Campus Management, or Lunchsat.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Technical Review starts today

The traditional end-of-year Lunchsat technical review is to begin today, Wednesday 19 August, at 13:00.

An important part of the project, the Technical Review concludes Lunchsat activities for the year, with activity resuming in October as the next intake of graduates join Astrium and choose to participate in the project.

The review will be an opportunity for subsystem leads to present the work achieved this year, focusing on the progress of actions agreed as a result of the previous major milestone, the Mid-Year Review.

Technical experts will be on-hand at the review session, to observe the progress made and offer their own expertise to drive the project forward. As a result of collaboration and advice given by the experts, objectives for the 2009-2010 Lunchsat year will be agreed as the primary output from the review.

Reporting on subsystem progress today will be Graham Johnson (Systems), Jonathan Wynn (Payload: Imager), Roisin Speight (Mechanical), Nicholas Carter (AOCS), Aude Brunner (Thermal), Gurmeet Pawar and Frederic Bard (Power), Fabian Frost (OBC), Thomas Dunklin (Stevenage Groundstation) and Nick Fishwick (Project Management).