Due to the 48 hour prediction, the Launch location has been changed to WIGGINS. Directions: Heading Northeast on I-76, toward Wiggins, exit 66A and follow the signs to the rest stop. Launch location will be north of the truck area and pavilion. See Wiggins Launch Site for more details.
The plan is for the students to arrive about and then start setting up their payloads. They will be able to view the EOSS212 launch so that they will have some idea of what to expect when EOSS211 with their payloads is launched about .
The flight prediction is available **here**. Scroll down to the appropriate flight and launch site and click on the "GIF" link to see the map. This prediction will be updated daily starting 10 days before the flight. The uncertanty significantly decreases in the last four days.
The two 3,000 gram balloon flights on Aug 01/02 are non-exempt flights for different EOSS customers. The first, EOSS211, is a flight for Colorado Space Grant and will be carrying six student-built payloads. The second, EOSS212, is a flight for NOAA and will be carrying two AirCores on the same flight string. Present plans are for the flights to be from the FAA-approved Deer Trail launch site, but this depends on atmospheric conditions.
The Critical Design Reviews for the EOSS211 payloads were completed in early July. Five of the payloads are from post-secondary institutions (CSU x 2, Fort Lewis College, Red Rocks Community College, and UNC). In addition, 1 high school payload team is being mentored by the UNC team.
One of the payloads will be transmitting throughout the flight on 902 - 928 MHz. Another payload will launch a small probe during descent at about 500m in altitude. Other payloads include one carrying extremophiles from Bad Water, CA; one exploring cosmic radiation interaction with quantum dots; and a field mill experiment.
The EOSS212 flight is a NOAA test flight comparing two AirCores (with different tubing and valves) carried on the same flight string. It is important to do this comparison test prior to a September field experiment in New Zealand, as the test results will be used to determine the final configuration for the field experiment.
Six Colorado Space Grant Demosats from CSU (2), Fort Lewis College, Red Rocks CC, University of Northern Colorado, and a High School group mentored by UNC.
NOAA Dual AirCore Payload with a 402 MHz IMet transmitter
|147.555||KE0BMU-11||APRS||Under Test Bottom Beacon|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB from John in Texas, KC0L
|Alpha||WA0GEH, KC0D||Marty, Mark||Tracker Coordinators|
|Bravo||W9CN, KB0YRZ||Mike, Chris||Trackers|
|Delta||K0SCC, KE0BMV||Stephen, Parker||Tracker, Launch|
|Golf||W0NFW||George||Tracker, Sunday Only|
|Hotel||KC0UUO, N0IX||Rob, Doug||Trackers, Launch|
|India||WD0DKT, KC0ZIE, KD0WDX||Glenn, Darren, Tony||Trackers, BWB|
|Whiskey||KE0BHN||Jesse||Tracker, CU Liason|