All three flights flew successfully and were easily recovered.
photos credit: Team Threat Level Midnight, Fall 2016 Gateway to Space Program
Update 11.12.16: Three balloons out of Limon is a go!!
Update 11.11.16: The launch will be at the Limon Softball fields. The weather is looking great for the launch of three heavy balloons with all the payloads. Watch the predictions at http://ruc.noaa.gov/sdb/predict_0.htm These predictions are updated around noon each day. Other links for tracking during the flight and weather observations are found here.
Update 11.11.16 Posted heavy Payload Plans Rev C. EOSS-234 (Gateway) is final, but others will change at weigh-in tomorrow morning.
Update 11.11.16: added payload plans for exempt balloons if necessary
Update 11.11.16: Payload plans have been revised to Rev B with updated estimates of student payload mass.
Update 11.11.16: Marty added Staging Area behind Simla Food Store in Simla. See Tracker Information for details.
Update 11/10/16: Added Tracker Information, Grids
Update 11/8/16 PPFMA repeater is the primary repeater frequency.
This will be three 3000g balloons or six 1200g balloons carrying payloads for the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado Space Grant collage programs. Three 3000g balloons is preferable, but if cloud cover is predicted to be a problem, three 1200g balloons launched at 7:00am and three 1200g balloons launched at 10:30am.
The small ("lite") balloons exempt from cloud cover restrictions are posted below. We will use those only if necessary.
This is the big balloon if cloudcover is minimal.
|144.340 MHz||KCØUUO-11||APRS/Digi/EOSSA||Primary Beacon|
|147.420 MHz||KØSCC-11||APRS/DF/Cutter||Secondary Beacon|
This is the big balloon if cloud cover is minimal.
|144.340 MHz||KEØBMU-11||APRS Timeslotted 0:10 & 0:30||Primary Beacon|
|144.360 MHz||KØSCC-9||APRS Timeslotted 0:10 & 0:30||Secondary Beacon|
This is the big balloon if the cloudcover is minimal
|144.340 MHz||AEØSS-12||APRS/Digi/EOSS||Primary Beacon|
|144.950 MHz||KEØBMV-11||APRS/DF/Cutter||Secondary Beacon|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Tactical||Call Sign||Name||Notes||Balloon, Freq 1, Freq 2|
|Alpha||WAØGEH, KCØD||Marty, Mark||Tracker Coordination||Tracker Coordination|
|Bravo||W9CN, KBØYRZ, NØJPS||Mike, Chris, John||Tracker, Alternate Alpha||Roamer, I-gate|
|Charlie||KCØRPS. WØNFW||Jim, George||Launch, Tracker, Flight Coordinator||Roamer|
|Delta||KØSCC, KE0BMV||Stephen, Parker||Launch, Trackers||EOSS 236, 144.340, 144.950|
|Echo||KE7KCK||Tom||Launch Team, Trackers||EOSS 234, 144.340, 147.420|
|Foxtrot||KDØSEM||Dave||Launch, Tracker||EOSS 235, 144.340, 145.360|
|Golf||NØIX, KCØUUO||Doug, Rob||Trackers, President||EOSS 236, 144.340, 144.950|
|Juliette||NØNDM, WØCBH||Larry, Benjie||Launch, Trackr||Roamer|
|Kilo||KD9AUK||Darryl||Tracker||EOSS 235, 144.340, 145.360|
|Lima||KA3ZNM||Brian Jernigan + Sons||Tracker, STEM Director, CU||EOSS 234|
|Whiskey||KDØNRY||Chris||Colo University, CSGC, Flight Sponsor||EOSS 234, 144.340, 147.420|