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                                  For Immediate Release: December 12, 2003
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The da Vinci Space Project Special Media Update

The da Vinci Project, Canada’s first X Prize contender, will conduct a Special Media update on Dec. 16.

To commemorate the Centennial of Flight Anniversary (Wright Brothers, Dec. 17) The da Vinci Project will conduct the:

 da Vinci Space Project Technical Conference

As part of this 2-day event, special “private media update” sessions will be held throughout the day of:

Media Update:  December 16th, 10.30 - 4.30 pm.

Location: The media update will take place at 150 Eglinton East, 7th floor, Toronto and is sponsored by Pattison College of Business and Technology and by da Vinci Polytechnic Institute.

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Brian Feeney, Project founder and pilot of the Wild Fire MK VI spacecraft, will be on hand all day to brief journalist and conduct interviews. Meet the team that will make history in 2004. 

During the "Media Update Event" project team leaders will present journalists with the summary of current state-of-the art and immediate future plans. 

The projects real time flight simulator and mission guidance software will be operational on 24 inch flat Sun Microsystem monitors. Try your hand at controlling the Wild Fire Mk VI spacecraft on a manual flight to space and reentry.

View never before seen pictures of the actual Wild Fire MK VI spacecraft now under construction.

See page 2 for full details on the Technical Conference. If you may have any questions please contact Brian Feeney, Team Leader, The da Vinci Project at:

 bfeeney@davinciproject.com     416-434-7470       http://www.davinciproject.com

 

da Vinci Project Sponsors

  Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP   Nuytco Research Inc.   Omnivex Corporation  CFD Canada  ANSYS Incorporated    CFDRC     FemLab Advanced Design Inc. PPG Industries    UCHIDA     Da Vinci Polytechnic Blast Metal Works     Network ISG OpenAir Prisma Light Ramius   Waterloo Maple    Toronto Aerospace Museum Keystone Foam Works  Mugisha Productions noah's - for you ark

   
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The da Vinci Space Project Technical Conference

 Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The da Vinci Space Project, established in 1996, is a competitor in the International X PRIZE Competition and is in a quest for the first manned, non-government private/commercial space flight. The all-volunteer da Vinci project is one of the largest volunteer technology projects in Canadian history and has a long-term goal to expand the public interest in the field of manned space development especially among Canada's youth -- http://www.davinciproject.com

To commemorate the Centennial of Flight Anniversary (Wright Brothers, Dec. 17) we will conduct the:

da Vinci Space Project Technical Conference

We invite you to join this exciting event. Conference will be open for public, no registration fees required.

Location: Conference will take place at 150 Eglinton East, 7th floor, Toronto and is sponsored by Pattison College of Business and Technology and by da Vinci Polytechnic Institute.

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Conference Schedule: December 16 & 17, 4.30 pm - 9.30 pm

At the technical conference, da Vinci Project volunteers will cover various research topics devoted to suborbital space flight, various aspects of the da Vinci Project space mission. These aspects include external aerodynamics, flight dynamics, thermal analysis, space capsule design, landing attenuation systems, balloon launch, tracking and recovery operations, and space education.

The projects real time flight simulator and mission guidance software will be operational on 24 inch flat Sun Microsystem monitors.

View never before seen pictures of the actual Wild Fire MK VI space craft now under construction.

Brian Feeney, Project founder and pilot of the Wild Fire MK VI spacecraft, will be on hand. Meet the team that will make history in 2004.

If you may have any questions please contact Conference Organizing Committee Chair –

Dr. Vladimir Kudriavtsev, vvk@cfdcanada.com   416-497-2356        http://www.davinciproject.com

da Vinci Project Sponsors

  Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP   Nuytco Research Inc.   Omnivex Corporation  CFD Canada  ANSYS Incorporated    CFDRC     FemLab Advanced Design Inc. PPG Industries    UCHIDA     Da Vinci Polytechnic Blast Metal Works     Network ISG OpenAir Prisma Light Ramius   Waterloo Maple    Toronto Aerospace Museum Keystone Foam Works  Mugisha Productions noah's - for you ark

   
                                  For Immediate Release: December 12, 2003
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The da Vinci Space Project Technical Conference Program

 Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Flight and Looking Forward into the Future

                                      http://www.davinciproject.com

Sponsored by the Pattison College of Business and Technology and da Vinci Polytechnic Institute

Schedule and Location: December 16 & 17. 4.30 pm – 9.30 pm, Conference will take place at 150 Eglinton East, 7th floor, Pattison College (Toronto Campus). Registration is free.

Conference Chair:    Dr. Vladimir Kudriavtsev, Technology Development Leader,    vvk@cfdcanada.com

Project Founder and Astronaut: Brian Feeney, bfeeney@davinciproject.com

The da Vinci Space Project, established in 1996, is a competitor in the International X PRIZE Competition and is in a quest for the first manned, non-government private/commercial space flight. The all-volunteer da Vinci project is one of the largest volunteer technology projects in Canadian history and has a long-term goal to expand the public interest in the field of manned space development especially among Canada's youth. At the technical conference, da Vinci Project volunteers will cover various research topics devoted to suborbital space flight, various aspects of the da Vinci Project space mission. These include external aerodynamics, flight dynamics, thermal analysis, space capsule design, landing attenuation systems, balloon launch, tracking and recovery operations, and space education.

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM   -   http://www.davinciproject.com/beta/News/conf.html

Dec. 16th, Registration (Lobby, 7th floor), 4.30 – 5 PM
Dec. 16th, Room A: Session I: Program Overview
(5.00 PM)  Conference Opening, Dr. Vladimir Kudriavtsev

1.1 X-Prize, Private Space Exploration and da Vinci Space Project - Our Perspective,  History and Future Plans - Brian Feeney, Team Leader

1.2 (5.30 PM) Overview of Research and Technical Projects - Vladimir Kudriavtsev

1.3 (6.00PM) Flight Program and Basic Trajectory Analysis - Max Buneta

1.4 (6. 20PM) Three Dimensional 6DOF Flight Analysis (Launch,Stability, Off Angle Trust, Capsule Re-entry, Flight Control) using Matlab - Marek Krzeminski

1.5 (6.50PM)  BREAK

Flight Simulator Demonstration (Room B) - Marek Krzeminski, Justin Allport

Dec. 16th, Room A: Session II: Key Sub-Systems and Operations

1.6 (7.10 PM) Review of Avionics and Data Communication Systems - Arny Sokoloff, Wade Cherrington, B. Feeney, Dav1d Grossman

1.7 (7.30)  Vehicle Design and Inventor CAD System Integration - Michael Trauttmansdorff, Luda Klimkina, Brian Feeney, V.Kudriavtsev, Marek Krzeminski

1.8 (7.50) Review of Ground Operations and Flight Tracking James Porcher, Dav1d Grossman (and co-authors)

(8.10)  BREAK

Dec. 16th, Room A: Session III: Rocket Block

1.9 (8.20 PM) Hybrid Space Engine - Research, Design, Components

1.10 (8.50 PM) Rocket Block Stress Analysis (capsule, truss structure, aeroshell, beam/shell and brick models) - Ta Liang Hsu, V. Kudriavtsev, A. Ania

1.11 (9.15 PM) Debris Analysis and Safety Ranges During the Flight - M. Krzeminski, V. Kudriavtsev

(9.30PM) Informal Discussions

December 17th, Registration (Lobby, 7th floor), 4.30 – 5 PM

December 17th,  Room "A": Session IV: Key Sub-components

2.1 (5.00 PM) Space Capsule Design and Flight Scenario - Brian Feeney, Vladimir Kudriavtsev, Andrey Korshikov

2.2 (5.30 PM) Vehicle Aerodynamics and Space Capsule Re-entry Heating - V. Kudriavtsev, S. Balage

2.3 (5.45 PM) Analysis of Thermal Protection Systems - Asier Ania, Max Buneta, Vladimir Kudriavtsev

(6.10PM) BREAK, ROOM “B”

December 17th,  Room "A": Session V: Key Sub-components

2.4 (6.15PM)Landing System Airbag  Analysis and Tests - Max Buneta, Liam O'Brien

2.5 (6.35PM) Impact Attenuation - "Damping" Chair Analysis and Design - Adam Szewczyk

2.6 (6.55 PM) Engine Nozzle Design - Adam Trumpour, Luda Klimkina

(7.15PM) December 17th,  POSTER SESSION -VI, Room “B”

2.7 Flight Simulator Demonstration - Marek Krzeminski, Justin Allport

POSTERS AND SPONSOR MATERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS

P1: Manufacturing Update, Capsule Tools, Jigs, Workshop Pictures - Brian Feeney, Lorne Brandt, Michael Viechweg, James Porcher

P2: Flight Chair Prototype - Brian Feeney, Michael Viechweg

P3: da Vinci Capsule Ground Impact Analysis - Prof. Alexey Borovkov and CompMech Lab, St. Petersburg Technical University

P4: da Vinci Capsule and Aeroshell Preliminary Composite Analysis - Prof. Alexey Borovkov and CompMech Lab, St. Petersburg University

P5: Basic Truss Stress Analysis with ANSYS - Asier Ania, Vladimir Kudriavtsev

P6:Time-dependent CAD Model in Inventor: Engine, Fuel Tank, Moments of Inertia - Michael Trauttmansdorff, Luda Klimkina

P7: Beam Model Stress Analysis - Ta Liang Hsu

P8: Vehicle Aerodynamic Center of Pressure Analysis - Adam Szewczyk, Max Buneta

P9: Review of Parachute Systems, Deployment and Landing Loads - Max Buneta

P10: Reusable Helium Balloon Concept - James Porcher

P11: Graphic Designers Artwork, Paintings

P12: Saskatchewan Team Poster: Kindersley Space Port, flight zone photos, Saskatchewan Science Center Educational Initiative

P14: Space for Kinds Lecture Materials, Patrick O’Connor

[8.00-9.15 PM]
December 17th, PANEL DISCUSSION  -VII, Room “A”
2.8 SPACE EDUCATION FOR KIDS

Brian Feeney will report unveil Project initiative with Saskatchewan ScienceCenter and will share his impressions from meeting with local kids.  Michel Jones (project historian) will demonstrate related project videos. Patrick O’Connor (de Vry College) will presents slides describing educational initiative. We have invited several prominent educators and scientists to participate on the panel. Everyone is welcome to participate,discuss ideas, bring your own powerpoint slides on CD or USB memory key.

da Vinci Project Sponsors

  Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP   Nuytco Research Inc.   Omnivex Corporation  CFD Canada  ANSYS Incorporated    CFDRC     FemLab Advanced Design Inc. PPG Industries    UCHIDA     Da Vinci Polytechnic Blast Metal Works     Network ISG OpenAir Prisma Light Ramius   Waterloo Maple    Toronto Aerospace Museum Keystone Foam Works  Mugisha Productions noah's - for you ark

   
                                 
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