EOSS Flight Archives

EOSS-277 COSGC Summer Flight - Recap

One 3000g Heavy balloon was launched on Saturday moring into clear skys. The balloon followed the prediction very closely, and reached an altitude of 100,274 ft when it burst. The flight string landed half way between Limon and Hugo, just east of Highway 287.   After a significant time needed to gain authorization to access grazing land, the student teams hiked 1.2 miles in to the landing site to retrieve their payloads. Flight string landed at 39.20558, -103.56191

Launch video is posted on the EOSS youtube channel at EOSS-277 Launch

EOSS-275 & 276 BIRST - Recap

EOSS-275 and 276 were launched from the Limon Softball fields launch site  on July 21st, 2018 carrying payloads for the Ball Intern Remote Sensing Team. 

EOSS-275 reached an altitude of 94,841 ft and the payloads were recovered at 39.262, -103.583

EOSS-276 reached an altitude of 96,714 ft and the payloads were recovered at 39.256, -103.608

The payloads were recovered approximately 3 miles southeast of Genoa, Colorado.

EOSS-274 GPSL Launch - Recap

EOSS-269, 270, 271, 272 Gateway to Space & COSGC - Recap

EOSS-269, 270, 271, 272 launched on 4/7/18 carrying CU Gateway to Space and COSGC colleges payloads.  Balloons were launched from Eaton, Colorado and all payloads were recovered 130-140 miles downrange near Vona, Colorado.

EOSS-269 reached an altitude of 97,067 ft and landed at 39.97019, -103.13995

EOSS-270 reached an altitude of 94,542 ft and landed at 39.40891, -102.8575

EOSS-271 reached an altitude of 95,828 ft and landed at 39.37105, -102.7435

EOSS-272 reached an altitude of 90,535 ft and landed at 39.27356, -102.65756

EOSS-268 STEM & COSGC Flight - Recap

EOSS-268 with seven Colorado Space Grant Consortium payloads weighting 13.9 pounds, two GPS-equipped radio beacons, a fast release mechanism under test, and a 9 ft. Rocketman parachute were launched on a 3000 gram balloon from the Deer Trail, CO launch site (N39° 36.72', W104° 2.52') at an elevation of 5,538 feet at 7:16 AM MDT on Mar. 17, 2018.  The last packet received before balloon burst was at 8:59 AM at an altitude of 100,211 ft. after an ascent averaging 919 ft./min.  The maximum recorded speed was 77 mph at 9:09 AM at an altitude of 43,564 ft.

EOSS-267 Fun Flight - Recap

Thanks to everyone that supported the EOSS-267 flight yesterday. It was a resounding success in several ways.  We shook the cobwebs off of our knowhow and  tracking stations, we successfully qualified several new payloads, and we had some new members join us in the chase!  We had several University of Colorado CBASE students join us for the launch and recovery to help hone their skills for assisting in planning, launch, and recovery later this year.

EOSS-265 & 266 CU Gateway & COSGC Recap

EOSS-265 with ten CU Gateway to Space Class payloads weighing 18.39 pounds, two GPS-equipped beacons, an Iridium tracker and a ten-foot parachute were launched on a 3000g balloon from the Windsor, CO launch site (N40° 30.29', W103° 48.58') at an elevation of 4969 feet at 

EOSS-264 Metro State University Intro to Space, Recap

EOSS-264 was flown sucessfully as a single 3000g balloon under FAA 14 CFR Part 101 rules.The balloon launched at 7:34am and reached an altitude of 107,162 feet. It landed at 40.56792, -102.73136, a distance of 127 miles near Haxtun, Colorado.The mileage link for EOSS members is https://goo.gl/forms/7WzkhIvvhhNIucmB3Drone video of the recovery is posted on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85AUGQyZH14jim was here

EOSS-262, 263 Summit Middle School and NSSTI Recap

EOSS-262 with the NSSTI payloads was launched on a 1500g balloon from the Deer Trail, CO high school football field (N 39 ° 36.81', W103° 28.28') at an elevation of 5224 feet.