EOSS-303 MSU Intro to Space (Fall semester)

Launch of Intro2Space BalloonSats from two Fall semester sections.One 3000g balloon or two 1500g balloons.Flight prediction can be found here.

Flight Coordinator: 
KC0RPS
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020 (All day)
Alt Launch Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Launch Site: 
Flights: 

EOSS-303 Heavy

A 3000g Heavy flight. If cloudcover is greater than 5/10ths, two 1500g Lite balloons will be flown.

Lite Payload Plans:

Balloon Type: 
Totex 3000g Latex
Parachute: 
12 foot Rocketman
Beacons: 
FrequencyCallsignTypeNotes
144.645 MHzKCØD-1Remote Release / DFTOP (Secondary) with wireless release Baker
144.340 MHzKØSCC-14APRS / Digi EOSSDBOTTOM (Primary)
144.905 MHzKCØD-3Remote Release (Qualification)with wireless release Charlie
Payload Plan: 
FrequencyList: 

EOSS Preflight Net @ 7 PM MT preceding night:
        • 449.225 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 141.3 Hz CTCSS Tone) RMHAM Repeater and EchoLink *CANONCTY* conference 
        • 146.940 MHz (-600 KHz Offset, 103.5 Hz CTCSS Tone) RMRL Repeater if the RMHAM machine is down
        • 146.640 MHz (-600 KHz Offset, 100.0 Hz CTCSS Tone) DRL Repeater will serve as a backup to the backup repeater 

Launch Site:
        • 446.050 MHz Simplex  
        (Note that some radios assume these are repeater frequencies and attempt to put a 5 MHz offset in the transmit frequency automatically)

Track & Recovery Operations:
        Repeaters:
        • 449.450 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 103.5 Hz Tone) RMRL repeater (Assuming we are flying out of Windsor).
        • 448.450 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 100.0 Hz Tone) PPFMA repeater (Assuming we are flying out of Deer Trail).

        Simplex Frequencies:
        • 446.100 MHz Balloon #1 Field Simplex 
        • 446.150 MHz Balloon #2 Field Simplex
        • 446.200 MHz Balloon #3 Field Simplex
        • 446.275 MHz Car to Car drive out Simplex
        (Note that some radios assume these are repeater frequencies and attempt to put a 5 MHz offset in the transmit frequency automatically)

        Legacy 2M Simplex Frequency (not generally used due to desense/interference issues with the 2M APRS packets)
        • 146.550 MHz Simplex

2M Direction Finding Frequencies:

  • 144.340
  • 144.360
  • 144.905
  • 145.045
  • 145.535
  • 145.645
  • 145.710
  • 145.765

 

Tactical Calls: 
TacticalCall SignNameNotes
Live Flight Tracking: 
To view live flight tracking, navigate to https://track.eoss.org