WE ARE GOOD TO GO for a Saturday Launch!! The launch is scheduled for 7:00am from the Limon Ball Fields (see the directions by clicking on the preceeding blue text). The cloud cover is such that we should be able to fly all the payloads together on one large balloon. A final check will be made early in the morning.
Payload weigh-in and stringing will start at 6:00am, please plan on having your payloads at the site at that time. Please note that it is an approximately 1.5 hour drive from the intersection of 1-25 and I-70 (the mousetrap) to the launch site. Plan accordingly.
This is a Colorado Space Grant Consortium Demosat flight. We are going to try to launch one 3000g balloon, but if the weather (cloud cover) does not cooperate, we will be prepared to launch two 1200g balloons that will not be limited by cloud cover. Three payload plans are attached below, two for EOSS-226 covering both options, and one payload plan for EOSS-227 (if needed). The launch has been moved to the Limon Ball Field site.
Weather and flight path predictions are posted here. These will be updated starting two week before the launch and will be updated daily. A number of usefull links are collected here. This site has several links that will be active only during the flight and several links that show predictions and weather observations that are relevant to this flight.
This will likely be a 3000g balloon with all of the CSGC Demosats (payload plan posted below). If cloud cover does not allow, it will be one of two 1200g balloons that can be flow through cloud cover (1200g balloon payload plan posted here).
|144.340 MHz||AE0SS-12||APRS/Digi||Time Slotted at :00 and :30|
This is an optional 1200g balloon that will carry half of the CSGC Demostats if we fly two balloons through cloud cover that prevents flying one 3000g balloon.
|144.340 MHz||KCØUUO-11||APRS||Timeslotted :15 and :45|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Alpha||WAØGEH, KCØD||Marty, Mark||Tracking Coordinators|
|Bravo||W9CN, KBØYRZ||Mike, Chris||Alt. Alpha, Tracker|
|Charlie||KDØSEM, KEØCQQ||Dave, Ryan||Launch Team, Tracker (All Stars)|
|Delta||KØSCC, KEØBMV||Stephen, Parker||Launch Team, Tracker, College Man|
|Echo||KCØRPS, WØNFW||Jim, George||Flight Coordinator, Tracker|
|Foxtrot||NØNDM, WØCBH||Larry, Benjie||Launch Team, Tracker|