Successful launch this weekend. Updates on Starduster II high-altitude balloon photography coming soon. Stand by! 99,155 feet .0363 atmospheres of pressure -63 external temp >175 mph at 46k feetRead more "Starduster II – Sucess!! Updates coming soon!"
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) […]Read more "Launch Day – Early update"
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 […]Read more "Launch Location Confirmed"
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 […]Read more "Wrapping up Data Collection"
Short update. I picked up the helium this morning and the projected balloon path has not changed enough to make any moves on launch location. Everything still points to a 10am launch on Saturday morning from Comanche, Texas. I also had a good conversation with the FAA in regards to filing a NOTAM (Notice To […]Read more "Wednesday Update #2 – Helium Acquired and No Changes to Path Prediction"
There are a lot of details getting settled today before Thanksgiving and then there will be a flurry of activity on Friday in anticipation of Saturday’s launch. I think the theme for today is a series of 3-4 short updates broken up by subject so please bear with us. Some of these updates may be […]Read more "Wednesday Update #1 – Cross-band Repeater"
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 […]Read more "Update on launch location (video!)"