Development continues on Discovery, even though the Kickstarter was not funded. It will slow us down, but we are not out of the game yet. We continue to create new components and test them on the prototype frames we have build.

The latest part, and one of the last, is the solar panel frame. This part will hold the solar cells in place during launch and then fold out one Discovery is released from the POD. We have gone through several iterations. This latest design looks like a keeper. We will continue to work through the testing before certifying the parts gold.

Speaking of gold certification, the flight hardware is on its way. We should have it before the weekend is over. We’ll post pictures of them once they have been through checkout.