CU Science Discovery

  • Two Exempt balloons supporting two one-week CU Science Discovery workshops.
  • One Exemtp balloon to refly the Metro State Univeristy Sunkist experiment.

Predictions are located here.

Flight Coordinator: 
Event Date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 (All day)
Alt Launch Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017


CU Science Discovery Summer Camp payloads to fly on July 29th

Balloon Type: 
1500g Totex latex balloon
5.8 ft orange and white nylon parachute with spreader ring
144.340 MHzAEØSS-7APRSPrimary Beacon timeslotted at :00 and :30
145.750 MHzKCØD-11APRS/DF/CutterSecondary Beacon

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 (103.5 Hz Tone)
  • 448.225 MHz (141.3 Hz Tone) Testing… PL verified 7/2/14
  • 446.100 MHz Field Simplex
  • 146.550 MHz Backup field simplex

Launch Site Simplex: 146.550 MHz

HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB

Tactical Calls: 
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