LAUNCH DATE: 01-October-2006
LAUNCH TIME: 8:17 am MDT (14:17 UTC)
LAUNCH SITE: Windsor, CO (driving directions)
Photo by Russ Chadwick, KB0TVJ
Blue = Actual Track
Green = Predicted Ascent Phase
Red = Predicted Descent Phase
Launch Site - Windsor ----------------------- Launch Point: 40.4737� lat. -104.9623� long. Grid: X=-22.43 Y=25.57 Ascent Rate: 1100 feet per minute Descent Rate: 950 feet per minute Altitude: 4931 feet Predicted Landing Site ----------------------- Landing Point: 40.5138� lat. -104.114� long. Grid: X=22.1 Y=28.3 Altitude: 5000 feet Flight Time: 97 Minutes Bearing: 86.2� True Range: 44.6 Mi. Actual Landing Site ----------------------- Landing Point: 40.5357� lat. -104.3179� long. Grid: X=11.4 Y=29.9 Bearing: 82.6� True Range: 34.102 Mi. Difference from Predicted to Actual Landing Site -------------------------------------------------- Bearing: 278.1� True Range: 10.807 Mi.
|Balloon Size||3000 gram|
|Free Lift %||calculated at fill|
|Ascent Rate||1207.6 fpm averaged during ascent|
|Descent Rate||1089 fpm average below 10K feet|
|Peak Altitude||71,816.93 ft. ASL|
NOAA AirCore. This is NOAA's experiment to sample the atmosphere using a coil that evacuates air during the ascent and then refills with a column of air as it descends back to the ground. Links to NOAA webpages, and some photos are posted to the recap page for the AirCore.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
(as of Sunday Morning , 10/01/06 01:15 MDT)
|West Junct. of SR-14 and SR-71||45||35|
|Touchdown (see Prediction Page)|
note: During the net I copied down 79, 59.3 for Peetz. However, I received an email with the above x value of 75. So, be forewarned. All other coordinates agree.
|Alpha||N0NDM, W0CBH||Larry and Benjie||Tracking and Recovery Coordinator|
|Charlie||KC0RPS, W0NFW||Jim and George|
|Delta||KB0QQW||Chris and son|
|Foxtrot||WA0GEH, N0AUS||Marty and Al|
|Golf||WB0DKT||Glenn and Darren|
Tracking and Recovery audio of the flight as recorded from the Rocky Mountain Radio League's 449.450 MHz repeater.
Spread Sheet (CSV) Files