Flight #36 - 2019b

Release of Flight #31's flight string.

The Flight 2019b will be held for the Morgan Elementary School 6th grade class.  Before the launch, students will be given classroom exposure to the concept of near-space travel, including demonstrations in a vaccum chamber. 

Note: this flight was originally designated 2019a, but has been moved to flight 'B'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Parameters

 

Launch Date/Time Wednesday March 20th at 9:00am (14:00Z).  Plan on meeting at 7:30am to prepare.  
Alternative Date n/a  
Launch Site Morgan Elementary Schoool (38.0845N, -97.9341W)  

Capsule 1 (Track)

144.39MHz

Tracker: ArduinoTrack with RadioMetrix 300mW transmitter transmitter signing x0xx-11.  Capsule designed and built by the WARC group from Wichita, KS.

Beaconing: Altitude-based delay

  • 20 second delays below 4,000m
  • 30 second delays above 25,000m
  • Otherwise 45 second delays.
  • Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.
1.00kg

Capsule 2 (Track)

144.39MHz

Tracker: ptFlex with RadioMetrix 300mW transmitter signing W0ZC-12.

Beaconing: Time-based delay

  • 55 seconds during entire flight
  • Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

Camera: Canon A570IS camera running CHDK and dash-cam camera pointed up.

1.00kg

Capsule 3 (Track)

144.34MHz

Tracker: ptFlex with DRA818V 700mW transmitter signing W0ZC-13.

Beaconing: Time-based delay

  • 15 seconds during entire flight
  • Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

Camera: Dual steroscopic dash cams looking horizontally.

0.80kg
Capsule 4

Tracker: Habduino, built by Dillon from Wichita State University. 

Beaconing: Time-based delay

  • 15 seconds during entire flight
  • Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

Camera: Dual steroscopic dash cams looking horizontally.

0.50kg
Recovery / Misc
Parachute and misc rigging. 0.30kg
Total Flight Weight Total neck weight on the balloon. 3.60kg
Balloon / Gas 1200g Kaymont with 5.4cu meters (190cu ft) Helium. Neck lift (4.3kg) / Net lift (0.7kg)  
Estimated Burst Altitude 29,939m MSL (98,225')  
Estimated Ascent Rate 6.1 m/s (1200'/min)  
Estimated Descent Rate 6.6 m/s (1300'/min)  
Chase Frequencies 446.100MHz  

 

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Flight Results

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