More graphs and data, and a few in-flight pictures posted.
If anyone has pictures of the flight, please send to the Flight Coordinator at KC0RPS@arrl.org. Thank youhttps://goo.gl/forms/X88prc1Et8fh7kGh1
It was a beautiful day for a balloon flight.
Final Payload Plans have been posted.The 24-hour predictions is posted below. This is the best estimate of the flight path. Here is the flight prediction for use with TrackPoint.Here is a link to a series of websites that contain weather and flight predictions, and real-time tracking during the flights.This will be exempt balloon(s) supporting STEM programs in Colorado. Currently we have the following programs onboard:
These flights are scheduled to launch at 0830 (and every 15 minutes thereafter) on Saturday March 18, 2017. The balloons are scheduled to launch from Deer Trail, Colorado. Click on the blue link for maps and directions. As we get closer to the launch wind predictions may change and the launch site may have to change as well. Watch this website for updates. The current prediction is shown on the figure below (green is going up, red is coming down).Here is the 24-hour prediction for the flight path. This is the one to print out and take with you. The GFS surface conditions forecast for 0900 MT Saturday shows cool temperatures (47 F) and near-calm surface winds. Maximum cloud coverage predicted at 3/10. Mean regional snow cover is 2 inches. Temperature at 0600 MT forecast to be 36 F. The NWS point forecast for Limon (nearest location) shows a temperature of 49 F and 4 kt winds at 0900 MT. Average cloud cover from 0/10 to 2/10. Click on the Payload Plans below to see the details of each balloon.
An exempt balloon for Colorado Springs School
|144.340 MHz||KCØD-14||APRS/Digi/DF EOSS||Timeslotted at 0:00 and 0:30 seconds|
|147.555 MHz||AEØSS||CW/cutdown||DF Beacon|
|144.360 MHz||AEØSS-9||APRS Beacon||Secondary Beacon|
This is an exempt balloon that will fly payloads for:
Montclair will fly a GoPro Camera to record the view from the balloon throughout the entire flight.
|144.340 MHz||AEØSS-8||APRS Beacon||Timeslotted at 0:10 and 0:40 seconds|
|144.950 MHz||KEØBMV-11||APRS/DF Beacon||Secondary Beacon|
An exempt balloon for the National Defense Industrial Association, coordinated by National Space Science & Technology Institute.
Two Payloads weighing a total of 5 pounds maximum. These payloads will contain physics and engineering experiemtns from High School students, 4th, 7th, and 8th graders.
|145.750 MHz||KCØD-12||APRS/DF/Cutter||Secondary Beacon|
|144.340 MHz||KCØUUO-11||APRS/Digipeater||Timeslotted at 0:20 and 0:50|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Alpha||WAØGEH, KCØD||Marty, Mark||EOSS #238, Tracking Coordinators|
|Bravo||KBØYRZ, NØNDM||Chris, Larry||EOSS #240, Tracker, Alternate Alpha|
|Charlie||KDØSEM, KE0CQQ||Dave, Ryan||EOSS #239, Trackers|
|Delta||KØSCC, NØIX||Stephen, Doug||EOSS #239, 240, Launch, Trackers|
|Echo||KE7KCK||Tom||EOSS #238, 239, Launch, Tracker|
|Foxtrot||KCØRPS, WØNFW||Jim, George||EOSS #240, Flight Coordinator, Tracker|