February 2019  CU Hyperloop News       Submitted by Evan Straus

Greetings from the Cooper Hyperloop Team! As the first month of 2019 comes to an end, we are excited to announce that we’re one of the few competing teams to go to the final stage which will determine entrance to the competition in Hawthorne, California
this summer!

In the first two weeks of January, the team completed the Final Design Report (FDR), and submitted it to SpaceX. During this period, we conducted multiple validation tests related to the power, brakes, and electronics systems, and included our findings in the FDR. The completed CAD model of the pod, with all systems packaged into the frame, has also been included.

Next steps for the team is to attend the Final Design Presentation in February, and start the fabrication and testing schedule or major mechanical systems.

As always, we would like to express our immense gratitude to our sponsors without whom we would not have made it so far and thank each one of them for their continued support! If you are interested in supporting us, please do visit our website: https://www.cooperhyperloop.com .

Team members on the brakes team preparing to conduct a brakes test
Power test being completed to ensure effective electrical systems in the pod

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