Flight Announcement Page
08/01/2014 21:23:17 (CT) - Payload Plan update, T&R operations updated
EOSS Flight Day Frequencies:
Payload Experiment Designer
Colorado Space Grant College Demosats
Experimenters are welcome to submit websites for linking or overviews which I will post on a page on the EOSS website.
Internet Gateway Stations:
EOSS is always in need of I-Gate stations. Check out the EOSS I-Gate page for information on how to participate and why we need you.
Current I-Gate Station:
If you are present at your iGate during the flight try and monitor the tracking and recovery frequency. The ground station likes to check the frequency prior to launch to find out if any stations are out there ready to igate the traffic onto the net for the FAA to monitor.
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.
Your Log Files
Our technical committee members would also request you open a log file and record all the packets you hear and forward onto APRS-IS. Whenever there is a technical failure of a package it is always helpful to have the most complete dataset possible to attempt to determine the cause of failure and possible fixes. After a flight send your data files to me (webmaster) and I will distribute them to the appropriate payload builders. They appreciate these logs even if all goes fine during a flight.
Tracking and Recovery
The launch on Saturday, August 2, 2014 will be a single 3000 gm balloon on behalf of the Colorado Space Grant College Demosat program. Larry and his launch team will be hoisting 26.3 lbs of student payloads. The projected landing site is on a line from Cedar Point ESE 16 miles (based on predictions from Rick (N0KKZ) and Randy. It should be a short flight and we will probably meet at the launch site. The launch team can use all hands on deck.
TrackPoint Grid Reference Location
Grid Test N 39.425, W104.100
Tracking and Recovery Coordinators
WB0DKT, KB6OKA, KC0ZIE, KD0WDX, KD0WDW
Glenn, Edna, Darren, Tony, Annie
Tracking, Recovery, Big White Bus
Tracking, Recovery, Flight Coordinator
Tracking and Recovery, EOSS President
Launch, Tracking, Recovery
Tracking, Recovery, CU Sponsor
as of August 1, 2014
All dates and launch locations should be considered tentative. The WX delay date is indicated by a "plus" x days indicator i.e. +1 means a one day delay is available +7 a one week delay is available. An "n" indicates no available WX delay date.
Tentative in fuchsia
Recently updated in Red
Flight numbers are always in a state of flux and so are not highlighted as being changed
|Flight ID||Date||WX Delay||Comments||Balloon||Launch Site||Mission Coord|
|EOSS-198||02-Aug-2014||+1||CU Demosats||1 x 3000||Deer Trail, CO|
|15-Nov-2014||+1||CU - Gateway and Demosats||2 x 3000||Windsor, CO|
SGC = Space Grant Consortium at Colorado
GPSL = Great Plains Super Launch
USAFRL = United States Air Force Research Lab
NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
JOTA = Jamboree on the Air (Boy Scouts of America)
SHOT = Student Hands On Training
PCDC = Pre-Collegiate Development Program
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