Metro State University Intro to Space

Three Exempt balloons to fly Metro State University Introduction to Space payloads.

The current prediction, 100 years of wind data is shown below. Fifteen days before the flight, predictions will start to utilize winds predicted by NOAA global modeling. These predictions will update daily and be shown here. As the days progress, the prediciton will change, but three days before the flight the prediction will be stable enough to finalize the launch site. The likely launch site will be Windsor, Colorado. The location details are shown at the link.

Flight Coordinator: 
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
Alt Launch Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Launch Site: 

Preflight Net:

  • 147.225 MHz CRA Repeater (107.2 Hz Tone) 8 pm MDT preceding night
  • 146.940 MHz (103.5 HZ Tone) RMRL Repeater if the CRA machine is down
  • 146.640 MHz (100 Hz Tone) DRL will serve as a backup frequency

Recovery Operations:

  • 449.450 MHz RMRL repeater (103.5 Hz Tone)
  • 446.100 MHz Field Simplex, Balloon 1
  • 446.150 MHz Field Simplex, Balloon 2
  • 446.200 MHz Field Simplex, Balloon 3
  • 146.550 MHz Backup field simplex
  • 446.275 MHz Simplex for travel to recovery sites

Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz

Tactical Calls: 
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