The Great Plains Super Launch is being held in Pella, IA this year. The 2019d flight will be a joint venture between Project: Traveler, NearSys from Idaho, and the WB8ELK Group from Alabama. The mission payloads for this flight will be minimal, mostly just tests of the new ptFlex flight controllers.
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Saturday June 15th at 8:30am (13:30Z).
|Launch Site||Pella Christian High School in Pella, IA (41.3936N, -92.8897W)|
Capsule 1 (Track)
Tracker: ptFlex with DRA818V 500mW transmitter signing W0ZC-11.
Camera: Dash-cam camera pointed up.
Capsule 2 (Track)
Tracker: ptFlex with DRA818V 500mW transmitter signing W0ZC-12.
|Recovery / Misc
||Parachute and misc rigging.|
|Total Flight Weight||Total neck weight on the balloon.||3.0kg|
|Balloon / Gas||
3000g Kaymont (requires 300cuft of Hydrogen)
|Estimated Burst Altitude||35,400m MSL (113,200')|
|Estimated Ascent Rate||6.0 m/s (1,200'/min)|
|Estimated Descent Rate||5.5 m/s (1,080'/min)|
|Launch Date/Time||Saturday June 15th at 8:14am (13:14Z).|
|Launch Site||Pella Christian High School in Pella, IA (41.39N, -92.89)|
|Burst Altitude||37,075m (121,636')|
|Average Ascent Rate||5.82m/s (1,141ft/min)|
|Measured Descent Rate||5.86m/s (1,154ft/min)|
|Touchdown Site||41.51N, -92.81W|
|Touchdown Time||Saturday June 15th at 10:47am (15:47Z).|
|Recovery Time||Saturday June 15th at 12:00pm (17:00Z).|
|Distance Traveled||14.6km (9mi)|
|Total Flight Time||2:32|
|Downloads||Flight Path (KML), Analysis Spreadsheet, Winds Aloft Forecast, W0ZC-11 Log, W0ZC-12 Log|
14 June 2019
13 June 2019
12 June 2019