This will be exempt balloon(s) supporting STEM programs in Colorado. Currently we have the following programs onboard:
These flights are scheduled to launch at 0700 (and every 15 minutes thereafter) on Saturday March 18, 2017. We have a number of launch sites from which to select, based on the predicted flight path dictated by the winds. Currently the best launch site appears to be Deer Trail, Colorado. Click on the link for maps and directions. As we get closer to the launch wind predictions may change and the launch site may have to change as well. Watch this website for updates. The current prediction is shown on the figure below (blue is going up, red is coming down).
Starting two weeks before the launch this flight path prediction will be updated daily. If the launch site is likely to change, it will be discussed then.
Click on the Payload Plans below to see the details of each balloon.
An exempt balloon for Colorado Springs School
|144.340 MHz||KCØD-14||APRS/Digi/DF EOSS||Timeslotted at 0:00 and 0:30 seconds|
|147.555 MHz||AEØSS||CW/cutdown||DF Beacon|
|145.360 MHz||KØSCC-9||APRS Beacon||Secondary Beacon|
An exempt balloon for Chatfield High School
|144.340 MHz||AEØSS-8||APRS Beacon||Timeslotted at 0:10 and 0:40 seconds|
|144.950 MHz||KEØBMV-11||APRS/DF Beacon||Secondary Beacon|
An exempt balloon for the National Defense Industrial Association, coordinated by National Space Science & Technology Institute.
Two Payloads weighing a total of 5 pounds maximum. These payloads will contain physics and engineering experiemtns from High School students, 4th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Updated Payload Plan
|145.750 MHz||KCØD-12||APRS/DF/Cutter||Secondary Beacon|
|144.340 MHz||KCØUUO-11||APRS/Digipeater||Timeslotted at 0:20 and 0:50|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB