PARIS unveils impressive box

Main payload container ready for lift-off

With the release mechanism enclosure fully gaffered in (yes, it's not a real science project without gaffer tape)...

The release mechanism completely enclosed with gaffer tape

... we could press on with installing the Canon A560 stills camera:

The Canon stills camera inside the main payload box

The camera has been given the Canon Hack Development Kit treatment to run an intervalometer script, so it'll be capturing the view every ten seconds. You can enjoy a vid of our previous test right here.

To ensure it stays snug-ish, we lined the camera compartment with space blanket:

The Canon compartment lined with space blanket

The Canon peers out through a bog-standard photographic UV filter, which we fixed in place with silicon and a rubber seal. Here it is before a final clean-up of the filter:

The Canon lens looking out through the side of the main payload box

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