Re: Very Successful Cornell High Altitude Balloon Launch 10/10/2021

Michael Hojnowski

The Space Sciences team has about 6-10 students, depending on exactly how you count, as they have several projects going on, and they move around so far as I can tell.   As a result of previous balloon and tracking activity, we've had a few members of their group join the Ham club and become licensed.  One is even an officer in the radio club now.  We also have other students on that team that simply got their licenses in order to be legal when using amateur frequencies for telemetry.  That's fine too.

Ya, I really loved when we had a few of the students acting as "hosts" to the livestream and curate it better.  We just didn't have the cycles to do that this time around.

Mike / KD2EAT

On 10/13/2021 1:09 PM, Hank Riley via wrote:

Fantastically great results.  I very much enjoyed watching the last Zoom launch where full screen live video was broadcast of the recovery (the last and only part I saw by way of Zoom by me being late).  Wished I'd seen more of that one.  For those who didn't see it there were Zoom hosts back at some location, I guess on campus, who directed and coordinated the video shot selection that went out on Zoom.
Since the question of ham participation has come up, how many, if any student hams were part of the Space Sciences department "team" who built the payload?  How big (approx.) was that team as far as total students, whether ham or not?

On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 12:32 PM, Michael H. wrote:
Yes, I'm the advisor to the University ham club.  We partnered with the Space Sciences department on this launch.  The students from their team built the payload.  

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