Category Archives: COSI 2020

Integration

After only a week in Wanaka we have unpacked our supplies, successfully tested the proper functionality of each detector, checked our electronics readout, collected low-energy calibration data with Am-241, Co-57, and Ba-133, calibrated our shields, started setting up our power … Continue reading

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We’re in Wanaka!

Brent, Steve, Hadar, and I are finally all in Wanaka! Brent and I drove the cryostat from the Christchurch Airport to the Wanaka Airport today. Hadar and Steve arrived in Wanaka earlier this week to hold down the fort and … Continue reading

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Wanaka, here we come!

The COSI team finished packing its belongings at CSBF earlier this week and tomorrow Brent, Steve, Hadar, and I begin our journeys to Wanaka, New Zealand! Thank you to everyone in Palestine, TX who made our stay enjoyable, productive, and … Continue reading

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CSBF Updates!

Why CSBF? The COSI team’s time at CSBF in Palestine, TX is already wrapping up! I wanted to provide an overview of why we temporarily moved our experiment here before heading to Wanaka, New Zealand for the COSI 2020 launch. … Continue reading

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COSI 2020 Hits the Road: Driving the cryostat from Berkeley to CSBF

On January 5, 2020, Hadar, Nick, and I began our three-and-a-half day drive from Berkeley, CA to the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) in Palestine, TX. While most of the COSI equipment traveled by truck and the rest of the … Continue reading

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COSI 2020

COSI is planning to fly again! We plan to fly again in the Austral Fall of (~April 2020) from Wanaka, NZ onboard another Super Pressure Balloon (SPB). Keep an eye out for news and updates as we prepare our instrument … Continue reading

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