EOSS 217 was launched successfully from the Wiggins Rest Stop launch site at approximately 0415 MT. The NOAA payload was recovered in Nebraska just east of the Enders State Recreational Area, near Imperial, Nebraska.
EOSS-218 Postponement: Unfortunately, EOSS-218 will need to be postponed until January with the final date TBD. Our latest predictions continue to indicate that the balloons will be almost a hundred miles down range, with up to 20 miles of separation. Additionally, communication in the landing area will be challenging. In order to avoid spreading resources too thin, we have decided to postpone EOSS-218 until January. We don't like to make this decision at this late point, but we feel this is the best action to ensure that we do not place customers and EOSS personnel in a situation that could compromise safety or recovery of the payloads.Note: The pre-flight net will be at 7:00 pm on the RMRL 449.450 MHz repeater. This is a different time and frequency. See below for further details.EOSS-217 Will be a pre-dawn launch to a accomodate a NOAA experiment with a water vapor sensor. A Certification of Authorization from the FAA has been issued to allow flight prior to sunrise. A five-mile visibility strobe will be included on the flight string in addition to the usual EOSS beacons. The COA is available for viewing at: http://www.eoss.org/file/302EOSS-218 Will be a 2000g balloon flying an experiment investigating HDTV ground based signal strength for graduate student research from the University of Colorado. Additionally, it will contain an experiment from the students of Montclair School of Academics and EnrichmentFlight predictions can be reviewed at http://www-frd.fsl.noaa.gov/mab/sdb/predict_0.htm
EOSS-217 Will be a pre-dawn launch to a accomodate a NOAA experiment with a water vapor sensor. A Certification of Authorization from the FAA has been issued to allow flight prior to sunrise. Two five-mile visibility strobes (on balloon and payload) will be included on the flight string in addition to the usual EOSS beacons.
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Alpha||WAØGEH, KCØD||Marty, Mark||Tracker Coordinator, Team 1|
|Bravo||W9CN||Mike, John||Tracker, Team 1|
|Charlie||KDØSEM, KE0CQQ||Dave, Ryan||Launch Team, Tracker, Team 2|
|Delta||KØSCC, KEØBMV||Stephen, Parker||Launch Team, Trackers, Team 2|
|Echo||KCØRPS, W0NFW||Jim, George, Steffanie||Tracker, Steffanie from CCD, Team 1|
|Foxtrot||KE7KCK||Tom, Seffanie||Launch, Tracker, Team 2, Student Lead|
|Golf||KCØUUO, NØIX||Rob, Doug||Launch, Tracker, Team Van|