EOSS-237 Eaton MS Flight

Exempt balloon flying 5 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 7:00am. See the Payload Plan linked below.

Here is the 14-day flight prediction. This prediction is expected to change significantly over the next two weeks. Currently it is a long flight! Unfortunately, predictions are not online at this time. They can be accessed at this web location. The predictions will be updated on most days.


Flight Coordinator: 
Event Date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 (All day)
Alt Launch Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Launch Site: 


Eaton Middle School Science Flight

Balloon Type: 
1500g Totex latex balloon
8.5 ft circumference Sphereachute with cutter and fast release
147.420 MHzKØSCC-11APRS/Cutter/DFSecondary Beacon
144.340 MHzAEØSS-12APRS/DigipeaterOne Battery - Lite

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
  • 446.275 MHz Car drive-out frequency

Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz

HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB

Tactical Calls: 
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