aka "The Stratoranch"

Owner: Gene Fatton

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Launch Coordinates:


  • Degrees and Minutes
    • 40� 28.42' N Latitude
    • 104� 57.74' W Longitude
  • Decimal degrees
    • 40.47367� N Latitude
    • 104.96233� W Longitude
  • 4931 feet elevation

Leave Denver Colorado on I-25 north bound. Proceed to the Windsor exit (Exit Number 262). Proceed East on State Road 392 approximately 1.3 miles to county road 3. Take county road 3 south a few hundred yards. The launch site will be on the east side of the road. Numerous vehicles with antennae will undoubtedly mark the spot.

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Launch Heaven:

Gene's place is ideal for launching EOSS balloons.

First, he has a large structure where we can prepare our balloons for flight.

Next he has a "Sun Porch" which for all intents and purposes looks as though it was designed for our use. Large windows all facing south towards a field where we actually release the payloads. So, mission control folks can stay warm and cozy even on the most freezing of launch days.