Project: Traveler is a high altitude balloon research project of Custom Digital Services, LLC. Based in Hutchinson, KS, Project: Traveler has been flying and chasing balloons all over the midwest since 2001.
From the beginning, education has driving factor behind the Project: Traveler group, working with elementary schools and hosting the Great Plains Super Launch and symposium in 2004, 2006, 2010, and 2014. With our extensive set of hardware, software, and tracking equipment, coupled with over ten years of experience, Custom Digital Services and Project: Traveler can help bring space into your classroom.
The third flight for Project: Traveler in 2015 has been rescheduled for Monday May 25rd in Hutchinson, KS. This flight will be a personal altitude record attempt and will consist of just a bare-minimum of one APRS transmitter and a streamer recovery.
The APRS tracker will be the brand new ArduinoTrack design, based on the Ublox Max M8Q GPS engine and the latest version 1.10 PCB. No other cameras or equipment will be flown on this attempt.
The flight package will consist of the ArduinoTrack electronics and battery inside of a soft plastic bag. Bubble wrap packing will be used to protect the electronics. Given the very low weight of the flight string, a "streamer" will be used instead of a parachute. For the streamer material, we will be using a light weight plastic table cloth. The overall length of the flight string will be under 2 meters in length, from balloon to bottom of the streamer material. Most of that length will come from the streamer itself.