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EOSS 232/233/234 - Metro State University Intro to Space Flights

Update 10/18/16:  Launch site set to Deer Trail.

Three 1200g balloons to support MSU Introduction to Space program. Weather date on October 30th.

Predictions of the balloon flight paths have begun updating for forecasted winds and are posted here.  Find your balloon designator, the correct day, and the launch site; then click on the "GIF" link. These predictions are updated daily, around noon.  Early predictions are low confidence, and should get higher confidence as we get closer to flight.

Flight Coordinator: 
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day)
Alt Launch Date: 
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Launch Site: 

Preflight Net:

  • 147.225 MHz CRA Repeater (107.2 Hz Tone) 8 pm MDT preceding night
  • 146.940 MHz (103.5 HZ Tone) RMRL Repeater if the CRA machine is down
  • 146.640 MHz (100 Hz Tone) DRL will serve as a backup frequency

Recovery Operations:

  • 449.450 MHz RMRL (103.5 Hz Tone)
  • 448.225 MHz (141.3 Hz Tone) Testing… PL verified 7/2/14
  • 446.100 MHz Field Simplex
  • 146.550 MHz Backup field simplex

Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz

HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB

Tactical Calls: 
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