Altitude achieved: 83,841 ft Distance point-to-point: 98.78 miles Top Speed: 92mphRead more "Brief Recap of 21 October HAB launch and Recovery – in Photos"
At the moment, the flight is back on. We have removed a few components. We are still flying a cross band repeater. We are still flying APRS. We are not trying to stop at 80,000. This object has been eliminated. Payload should reach over 95,000ft and might make 100,000ft before burst and return. Still planning […]Read more "HAB Flight – This morning – Oct 21"
This post is a very quick placeholder in anticipation of a high-altitude balloon launch Sunday 21 October ~10:00am local time over central-Texas. The experiment (for me and my team) is to autonomously halt the ascent of the balloon between 75,000-85,000 ft and establish a loiter period of ~20 minutes before descending back down to ground […]Read more "Greetings and 73 from W3ARD"
Greetings! Here is a recap video of the entire Starduster project from original idea, funding, testing, construction, planning, launch, recovery and data analysis. It’s about 54 minutes long but for those not able to participate in a school or civic talk in person, we felt like this was the best way to include you in […]Read more "Starduster II -Full Project Review Video"