Recap of EOSS-111
Links to recap pages posted by other groups at bottom of page
LAUNCH DATE: 5-August-2006
L to R - Taylor U, NearSYS, EOSS, and ORB (I
think, in the back ground and partially inflated)
Pre-flight Prediction and Actual Track
Blue = Actual Track
Launch Site - Hutch Lyons-Rice KS ----------------------- Launch Point: 38.3428° lat. -98.2269° long. Grid: X=22.37 Y=39.75 Ascent Rate: 1000 feet per minute Descent Rate: 950 feet per minute Altitude: 1680 feet Predicted Landing Site ----------------------- Landing Point: 38.5308° lat. -98.106° long. Grid: X=28.8 Y=52.7 Altitude: 1500 feet Flight Time: 138 Minutes Bearing: 26.7° True Range: 14.5 Mi. Actual Landing Site ----------------------- Landing Point: 38.5009° lat. -98.1409° long. Grid: X=27.0 Y=50.7 Bearing: 23.1° True Range: 11.864 Mi. Difference from Predicted to Actual Landing Site -------------------------------------------------- Bearing: 222.4° True Range: 2.798 Mi.
EOSS. We were attending the GPSL 2006 event.
Internet Gateway Stations:
as seen on Findu.Com
EOSS wishes to express our sincere appreciation to the stations above who iGated the balloon APRS telemetry onto the internet.
It was interesting to note that our payload systems have been iGated by several stations in the past.
Looks like Kansas has an excellent team of dedicated iGaters.
We are relying heavily on real time position information available on the net to allow the FAA controllers to have up to the minute location data to assist them in air traffic control.
Redundant stations for the balloon iGating provide excellent coverage. If you are able to iGate we invite you to join the Internet Gateway Team. Contact me (email@example.com) to be put in touch with the coordinator. By joining the team, you are giving peace of mind to the iGate coordinator for that flight. He knows you'll be there and he can rely on you.
Naturally, anyone can iGate data onto the net and even if you aren't a member of the team we will welcome your contribution to the internet based tracking effort. If you callsign appears on the findu.com log, you'll be shown as a contributing station as those above are.
Having more than one station covering each APRS beacon means that should a station drop out momentarily, the others can often maintain the data flow.
Thanks again guys! The FAA (and EOSS) are very grateful for your assistance in this endeavor.
Check out the EOSS I-Gate page for information on how to participate and why we need you.
Current I-Gate Stations:
Guys, the prediction program used to determine the track of the balloon prior to flight can now output a prediction for the Rise, Closest Approach, and Set of the balloon for each of your stations. I have posted a prediction page for stations that I have been able to discover geographic coordinates. See the I-Gate prediction page for an example. The page will not be updated daily, however, it will be updated the evening prior to flight for I-gate planning purposes.
I have often been asked by iGaters when they should expect to either start receiving signals (AOS) or expect to see those signals disappear (LOS). This prediction page should answer all those questions for you.
Tracking and Recovery Info:
No Audio from this flight
Other GPSL Data Files
These data files pulled from Findu.com have the Findu timestamp in front of each position report. This might be helpful to those who wish to analyze the data from non-timestamped data.