Starduster II – Flight recap, in photos

Hello and welcome to

This website was set up in October of 2014 for the original Kickstarter backed Starduster project. This time around, my primary focus has been to update Starduster II backers exclusively through the Kickstarter portal. Now, with the success of flight number two, and the attention gained from a Waco Tribune Herald article, I will go copy updates and backdate the posts to document and catch you up on the planning, launch, and any future updates for this launch.

For now, enjoy this gallery of hand-picked photos from our 2016 launch completed on Saturday November, 26th.

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Thank you. -J

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Launch Day – Early update

This is probably the last update before launch. I will shift live updating to some of these other methods below. This is a one-sheet I created for local amateur radios folks in the area.  We’ll report back later! Thanks! Starduster II High-altitude balloon photography, data collection, APRS and experimental repeater payload Kaymont 1500gr balloon (helium) […]

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Launch Location Confirmed

Good Evening, All, We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and now our attention will focus on the upcoming launch. Everything still points to this Saturday the 26th. Weather forecasts seem to be holding up. We expect light and variable winds on the ground but strong winds from west-northwest sweeping towards the east-southeast through […]

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