The EOSS Fun Flight was a success for our three STEM payloads and one club member payload, and a trying day for our beacon builders. Work continues on getting the new beacons into flight-ready conditions.
EOSS-205 AND 206 launched from Deer Trail at 0720 and 0732. Both balloons flew south and landed near Rush, Colorado (yes, it does have a Post Office). Student payloads were all a success and EOSS gained valuable experience with our new beacons.
Our STEM programs have generated some press coverage, promoting the good work the students did. See coverage of the NSSTI Pongsat program here, and the Montclair School fo Academics and Enrichment 4th Grade science project here.
The EOSS Fun Flight is now two 1600g balloons. We will be carrying three STEM program payloads and flight qualifying three new EOSS beacons.
EOSS will be flight qualifying two beacons built by NØIX and two built by KØSCC. KCØRPS will be flying an experiment with two Geiger counters on board.
Pongsats Ready to Fly!
Click here for the Fligthpath Prediction. If you look at the current prediction under EOSS-205, Click on the "GIF" link for the most recent initialization date and time, the prediction takes the balloon down into DIA airspace. Look for the link that says "Predictions for alternate sites" and look at the EOSS-205 prediciton for Deer Trail. This looks like the best bet. The prediction will update every 24 hours.
Click here: for EOSS 205/206 Millage Reimbursement form THis flight will not be reimbursed but we want to test the form and have some recordsof the flight.
This is the first of two balloons for the EOSS "Fun Flight"This balloon carries two flight beacons, two new beacons for flight qualification, two STEM payloads, and one EOSS memeber experiment.This balloon will launch at 7:15am.
|144.340 MHz||KCØUUO-11||APRS and Digipeater||Timeslotted on :15 & :45 seconds after the minute|
|147.420 MHz||KØSCC-11||DF/APRS/Cutter||Secondary Beacon|
|146.40 MHz||AEØSS-13||APRS||Timeslotted on :00 & :30 (Flight Qualification)|
This is the second of two balloons for the EOSS "Fun Flight"The balloon carries a flight beacon, a DF flight beacon, a STEM payload, and two new beacons for flight qualification.This balloon will launch at 7:30am.
|144.340 MHz||AEØSS-11||APRS/Digipeater||Time Slotted on :00 & :30 Primary Beacon|
|145.600 MHz||KEØBMV-11||APRS/DF/Cutter||Flight Qualification|
|146.400 MHz||AEØSS-12||APRS||Time Slotted :15 & :45 (Flight Qualification)|
Launch Site Simplex: 146.550 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Alpha||WA0GEH, KC0D, N0KKZ||Marty, Mark, Rick||Alpha, Prognasticator|
|Bravo||W9CN, KE0CQQ||Mike, Ryan||Alpha, Tracker|
|Charlie||KE7KCK||Tom, Norm Black||Tracker, NSSTI Official|
|Delta||K0SCC, KE0BMV||Stephen, Parker||Trackers, Investigator|
|Golf||KC0UUO, N0IX||Rob, Doug||Tracker, Investigator|
|Hotel||KC0RPS, W0NFW, KA5IGC||Jim, George, Vince||Tracker, Flight Coordinator|