Data for both balloon is now available in Charts & Data
EOSS-230 and 231 were flew successfully on Saturday, October 15, 2016. They landed 1.77 miles apart South of Sterling, Colorado at:
- 40.56961, -103.07827
- 40.57052, -103.04241.
Mark KCØD has put together a summary of the EOSS-231 flight from the data recorded onboard during the flight. See the Charts & Graphs gallery below. The data file is there as well.
Norman Black from NSSTI has created a number of videos and picture pieces that are posed on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Space-Science-Technology-Institute/282198971813547?ref=hl and a flight summary video at https://youtu.be/Wwt-YxVPsOE
Mileage reimbursement for EOSS members at https://goo.gl/forms/FR9OxsQoJTXgRmt22
WE ARE GO FOR SATURDAY MORNING AS SCHEDULED! SEE YOU THERE.
This flight is planned for two 1200g balloons to fly student payloads from:
Launches will be at 8:00am and 8:20am from our site near Windsor, Colorado. Directions are available at the link above. Please park to the south of the driveway facing west. This makes for easy exit after the launch. The payloads need to be at the launch site at 7:00am for final weight checks and string-up. The payload plans are available from the links below, showing the configuration of each balloon. If the weather conditions do not cooperate, we may have to move the launch site, or the day (from Saturday to Sunday). So watch this website for any updates.
Predictions of the balloon flight paths and the local weather are posted here. Find your balloon designator, the correct day, and the launch site; then click on the "GIF" link. These predictions are update daily, around noon. There is a collection of useful links posted here. These links provide the prediction, real-time weather, and during the flight will provide real-time tracks for each beacon on each balloon. Right now they are showing the tracks from these beacons on previous flights (check the date information for each report).
Tracking in the field can be provided on your smart phone or tablet by following these links (Ø is a zero):
Pictures, charts, and graphs will be posted at this website after the flight.
This 1200g exempt balloon carries two NDIA / NSSTI-integrated payloads with SPXs from several schools in the Colorado Springs area.
|144.340 MHz||KCØD-14||APRS||Bottom, Slotted at :00 and :30 after the minute|
This 1200g exempt balloon carries Five STEMsat payloads developed by Summit Middle School student teams.
|144.340 MHz||AEØSS-13||APRS/Digipeater||Bottom, Slotted at :15 and :45 after the minute|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Alpha||WAØGEH, KCØD||Marty, Mark||Tracker Coordination|
|Bravo||KBØYRZ||Chris, Jen||Tracker, Alternate Alpha|
|Charlie||KDØSEM||Dave||Launch Team, Tracker|
|Echo||KE7KCK, KD9AUK||Tom, Darryl||Trackers|
|Foxtrot||KCØRPS||Jim||Flight Coordinator, Tracker|
|Golf||NØNDM, WØCBH||Larry, Benjie||Launch Team, Tracker|
|Hotel||KØSCC||Stephen||Launch Team, Tracker|