Colorado Space Grant Consortium Summer Flight

Update 7/23/19:  Launch site is shifted to LIMON due to Deer trail violations and I-25 violations at other sites.  Payload plans updated to reflect new launch site.

Update 7/23/19:  Added tracker info, grids, breakfast (time pending)

One 3000 gm balloon, If cloud cover prevents launching heavy, we will fly 2 balloons.  Note that the lite balloon beacons are reversed (ie 292H->293L) 

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EOSS-291 Ball Aerospace BIRST Program - Recap

EOSS-291 with three  payloads from the Ball Intern Remote Sensing Team (BIRST) from

EOSS-290 GPSL Pella, Iowa - Recap

EOSS-290 with the KCØRPS Geiger counter module, a KCØD APRS radio beacon on a qualification flight, and KE7KCK's GoPro camera weighting a total of 2.71 pounds along with two GPS-equipped radio beacons, and a 10 ft. Rocketman parachute were launched on a 1200 gram balloon from the Pella High School athletic fields in Pella, Iowa  (N41° 23.658', W92° 53.328) at an elevation of 855 feet at 08:14:07 AM on June 15, 2019.  The last packet received before balloon burst was at 9:50 AM at an altitude of 99,778 ft.

EOSS-289 Summit Middle School STEM Flight - Recap

EOSS-289 with seven Summit Middle School student payloads weighting 6.3 pounds, an experimental ADS-B aircraft beacon, two GPS-equipped radio beacons, and a 12 ft. Rocketman parachute were launched on a 1500 gram balloon from the Eaton, CO Middle School launch site (N40° 13.48', W104° 4.63') at an elevation of 4,564 feet at 8:09 AM MDT on Apr. 14, 2019.  The launch site was located just off the south parking lot.    The last packet received before balloon burst was at 9:34 AM at an altitude of 96,246 ft.

EOSS-287/288 MSU Intro to Space & CU-Bldr Gateway to Space - Recap

The Earth is Not FlatEOSS-287 with eight University of Colorado Gateway to Space payloads weighting 12.48 pounds, two GPS-equipped radio beacons, and a 12 ft. Rocketman parachute were launched on a 3000 gram balloon from the Wiggins, CO launch site (N40° 13.48', W104° 4.63') at an elevation of 4,564 feet at 6:30:00 AM MDT on Apr. 14, 2019. The launch site was located slightly north of the football field.

EOSS-285/286 Colorado Space Grant Consortium DemoSats - Recap

EOSS-285 with nine Colorado Space Grant Consortium student payloads weighting 15.5 pounds, two GPS-equipped radio beacons, and a 12 ft. Rocketman parachute was launched on a 3000 gram balloon from the Eaton Middle School in Eaton, CO launch site (N40° 31.58', 104° 43.40') at an elevation of 4845 feet at 07:13 AM MST on Apr.

EOSS-284 Spring STEM Flight - Recap

EOSS-283 Qualification Flight Recap

EOSS-283 was launched from Windsor Colorado on 3/10/2019 with six EOSS beacons.  All payloads were recovered just north of the Colorado state line in Nebraska, near Peetz, Colorado.

This flight was particularlly challenging from the beginning because of multiple postponements due to the weather.  Finally, we had a calm day, no extremely cold weather or snow, and a resonable flight prediction that showed landing in the state of Colorado.

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