Flight #39 - 2020a

Demonstrating science for the McPherson 5th graders.

Project: Traveler will be helping out with a high altitude balloon launch in conjunction with the Maize school district, near Wichita.  Dates and details TBD, but anticipate a March/April flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Parameters

 

Launch Date/Time

TBD

 
Alternative Date n/a  
Launch Site Maize, KS (37.7N, -97.4W)  

Capsule 1 (Track)

144.39MHz

Tracker: ptFlex with DRA818V 500mW transmitter signing W0ZC-11.

Sensor

Beaconing: Timeslot

  • 31 seconds past the top of the minute.
  • Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

Camera:  Dash-cam camera pointed up.

0.8kg

Capsule 2 (Track)

(WARC-Club Designed)

144.34MHz 

Tracker: ptFlex with DRA818V 500mW transmitter signing W0ZC-12.

Sensor

Beaconing: Timeslot

  • 16 and 46 second pase the top of the minute.
  • Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.
0.1kg
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)  
Chase Frequencies 446.100MHz  
NOTAM Filed    

 

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