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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Wrapping up Data Collection

Hey everyone, I’ve been working very hard on getting the data and tracking payload up and running, and as we approach launch day I wanted show y’all what everything looks like. System Overview As a reminder, here is a system level overview of the payload: And here is the payload all packed together in it’s […]

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Update on launch location (video!)

One of the first questions people ask about balloon launches is always, “Where do you launch these things?” usually followed with “…and where do they land?” The short answer is that we don’t determine a launch location until 72-48 hours before launch. That location is based on calculating the balloon’s path through wind vectors across […]

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