Additional pictures added.
The balloon launched at 0831 and landed at 1218. It flew approximately 116 miles and landed at 40.96950, -102.57883, 3-1/2 miles northwest of Sedwick, Colorado. The balloon reached a height of 94,963 ft. After landing, the parachute dragged the payload string 962 feet. Good payload construction saved all the experiments!
Exempt balloon flying several science experiments on three payloads built by Eaton Middle School students.
There are a mutlitude of links located here that provide weather predictions, weather observations, and during the flight, real time tracking information.
The launch will be at 8:30am. See the Payload Plan linked below.
Here is the 24-hour flight prediction. This is one you want to print out and bring with you. This is the most accurate pre-flight prediction. The profile shows a modeled estimation of the flight (you can practice your metric units!).
Here is the 24-hour prediction file for TrackPoint.
Eaton Middle School Science Flight
|147.420 MHz||KØSCC-11||APRS/Cutter/DF||Secondary Beacon|
|144.340 MHz||AEØSS-12||APRS/Digipeater||Two Batteries - heavy|
|145.570 MHz||KCØD-11||APRS/Digi/DF/Cutter||qualification of cutter circuit|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Alpha||WAØGEH, KCØD||Marty, Mark||Tracking Coordinator|
|Bravo||W9CN, NØJPS||Mike, John||Backup Tracking Coordinator|
|Charlie||KCØRPS. WØNFW||Jim, George||Flight Coordinator, Tracker|
|Delta||KØSCC||Stephen, Sam, Bianca||Launch Team, Trackers, Dad, Student|
|Golf||NØIX, KCØUUO||Doug, Rob||Trackers, President|
|Hotel||KC0L||John||Tracker, Remote in Texas|