Flight #35 - 2019a

Release of Flight #31's flight string.

The Flight 2019a will be held for an Elementary School in McPherson, KS.  Before the launch, students be be developing their own experimental payload (TBD).  Additionally they will get classroom exposure to the concept of near-space travel, including demonstrations in a vaccum chamber.  

The WARC club out of Wichita may also be flying their first payload with an onboard digital repeater, details to follow...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Parameters

 

Launch Date/Time Wednesday March 4th at x:00am (x:00Z).  Plan on meeting at 7:30am to prepare.  
Alternative Date n/a  
Launch Site Elementary Schoool (38.N, -97.W)  

Capsule 1 (Track)

144.39MHz

ArduinoTrack (Combined) with RadioMetrix 300mW transmitter signing W0ZC-11.

Beaconing is 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.

Canon A570IS camera running CHDK and GoPro camera pointed up.

0.88kg

Capsule 2 (Track)

144.39MHz

ptFlex with RadioMetrix 300mW transmitter signing W0ZC-12.

Beaconing is simple time delay:
55 second delays through entire flight.

Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

1.04kg

Capsule 3 (Track)

144.34MHz

ptFlex with DRA818V 700mW transmitter signing W0ZC-13.

Beaconing is simple time delay:
15 second delays through entire flight.

Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

0.22kg

Capsule 4

 

WARC-design digital repeater based on Raspberry PI mini computer. 0.50kg
Recovery / Misc
Parachute and misc rigging. 0.30kg
Total Flight Weight Total neck weight on the balloon. 2.64kg
Balloon / Gas 1200g Kaymont with 5.4cu meters (190cu ft) Helium. Neck lift (4.3kg) / Net lift (2.1kg)  
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

Launch Date/Time Flight data is pending post-launch processing...
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Touchdown Time  
Recovery Time  
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Total Flight Time  
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Tracking Predictions

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Photo Highlights

 

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