EOSS-348/349 MSU - Intro to Space & Littleton Schools EPIC program - Recap

Two 3,000 g balloons were launched from Deer Trail on November 4, 2023.  Both flights landing NorthEast of Kit Carson.

The Deer Trail parking lot was full of cars for the two launches. It was estimated over 100 cars and how many would follow us out to recovery?  It turned out 10 student/parent cars went out with each balloon.  Thank you to both schools for bringing coffee, donuts, juice, and snacks.  A big thank you for making Deer Creek School look spiffy after much eating, gluing, taping, weighing, and stringing  of payloads.

EOSS-347 NDIA Flight - Recap

A single 1500g balloon was launched at 8:07 am MDT on October 21, 2023 from Deer Trail School carrying student expreiments from a variety of schools. The balloon reached a height of approximately 86,000 feet and landed south of Arickaree, Colorado.

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EOSS-346 Training/Qual Flight - Recap


We conducted cross-training for EOSS member on stringing and powering up flight payloads and filling the balloon for flight.  

EOSS-344 Ball Aerospace BIRST Flight - Recap

A slngle 3000g balloon was launched at 0700 on July 22, 2023 from Genoa, CO carrying two payloads developed by the Ball Aerospace BIRST program. The balloon reached an altitude of 103,247 feet and was released at that point to minimize post-burst chaos. The balloon landed approximatly 30 miles to the south near Aroyo, Colorado.

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EOSS-343 GPSL joint flight with PENS - Recap

A 3000g balloon was launched on June 17, 2023 from the University of Alabama Huntsville campus (34.724830, -86.646535) as part of the Great Plains Superlaunch event. The balloon reached 78,940 feet, burst, and landed 41 statute miles to the southeast in a corn field near Hopewell, Alabama (34.36889, -86.05900).Video and pictures from GPSL are shown at this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/@gpsllive5740 

EOSS-342 Denver Area High Schools - Recap

  • One 1500g balloon [EOSS-342] was launched from Wiggins High School at 06:56 am MDT on Saturday June 3, 2023.
  • The balloon carried 2 DSST HS payloads, 1 Wheat Ridge HS payload and the EOSS GoPro Max Camera.
  • EOSS-342 rose to an altitude of 101,427 feet where the balloon burst. 
  • The payload string then landed about 2.5 miles northof Eaton, CO in Ault, CO at 0842 MDT at Latitude 40.5657, Longitude -104.7224, Altitude 4,902 ft [300 yards north of  CR-80 just east of US-85].

EOSS-341 Colorado Rockies STEM Day at Coors Field - Recap

One 1500g balloon was launched from Coors Field at 10:49 am MDT on Thursday, May 4 as part of the Colorado Rockies STEM Day activities. The balloon ascended to 84,935 feet and landed at 40.07433, -104.409167 in Prospect Valley, Colorado, east of Hudson.

Link for Club members' mileage submission

Channel 9 News coverage located here.


EOSS-339/340 Metro State University - Intro to Space - Recap

Two 1500 gram balloons were launched from Deer Trail, Colorado at 0658 (EOSS-339) and 0716 (EOSS-340) on Saturday morning, April 22, 2023.
the balloons carried a total of 7 Metro State and High School payloads.

EOSS-339 rose to an altitude of 97,284 feet where it burst. The payload string then landed about 15 miles south of Seibert, CO at 0910.
Latitude 39.0710, Longitude -102.7975, Altitude 4,768 ft - 120 yards east of CR-20 just north of CR-C.

EOSS-340 rose to an altitude of 92,029 feet where it burst. The payload string then landed about 14 miles south of Seibert, CO at 0918.
Latitude 39.1118, Longitude -102.8602, Altitude 4,945ft - 3/10 of a mile east of CO-59 across from of CR-F.

Mileage link for club members https://forms.gle/qJjy47iTHF5ywDPJ6

EOSS 338 CU Boulder - Gateway to Space - Recap

A single 3000g balloon was launched on Sunday April 16, 2023 from Deer Trail Colorado. The balloon carried 9 Gateway to Space BalloonSats to an altitude of approximately 104,000 feet. The balloon landed southeast of Arriba CO.

MIleage link for club members is here.


EOSS-336/337 COSGC Spring Launch - Recap

A 3000g balloon and a 1500g balloon were launched from Deer Trail, Colorado on Saturday April 1, 2023. These balloons carried payloads developed by Colorado Space Grant Consortium students. The 3000g balloon reached 107,835 feet and the 1500g balloon burst at 63,885 ft. The balloons landed north of Stratton, Colorado.

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