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High Altitude Balloon Launch today (Saturday)

Michael Hojnowski
 

Hello,

The Amateur Radio Club at Cornell will be launching a High Altitude Balloon this afternoon at 2:00pm EDT.  We'll launch from Lima, NY with a predicted landing near Locke, NY.   The balloon will have several redundant trackers onboard.  They'll be beaconing on APRS on W2CXM-11 and W2CXM-12.  They will also have an experimental LoRa based tracker which will be uploaded to Habhub as W2CXM-10.

You can follow along with the balloons and chase vehicles at:
https://aprs.fi/#!kml=http%3A%2F%2Fthehojos.com%2F~mqh1%2Fsail2.kml&call=a%2FKD2EAT-9%2Ca%2FW2CXM-11%2Ca%2FW2CXM-12%2Ca%2FW2CXM-8&timerange=21600&tail=21600

In flight predictions, and hopefully, our experimental tracker will show up on HabHub here:
https://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap&mz=7&qm=1_day&mc=42.47022,-76.47982&q=!RS_

Finally, for the duration of the flight, we will be running a Zoom session.  People are welcomed to join and chat during the flight. The chase vehicles will be connecting as well.  I'll be on there with audio-only since I'll be in and out of internet coverage as I chase the balloon.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98956360059?pwd=NzdWZzZ2UGZHeTBpdFQwYW9Hc3dwdz09
Meeting ID: 989 5636 0059
Passcode: 749954
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Finally, if you should decide to join us on the chase, we request that if you arrive at the landing location that you leave the payload undisturbed so that the students can get pictures and such. Also, please do not enter anyone's property without obtaining permission first.

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.
Mike / KD2EAT
Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell


CSBF Balloon Inflation has started

Jack Crabtree
 



CSBF Launch Preps underway again

Jack Crabtree
 

https://video.ibm.com/channel/nasa-educational.

W7JLC


Re: CSBF Launch Preps Underway at Ft. Sumner

Jack Crabtree
 

Looks like a SCRUB for today. They are re-stowing the equipment.
Jack

On 9/24/2021 7:24:04 AM, Jack Crabtree <jscra@...> wrote:

I believe it is the JPL Remote payload.

https://video.ibm.com/channel/nasa-educational

Jack, W7JLC


CSBF Launch Preps Underway at Ft. Sumner

Jack Crabtree
 

I believe it is the JPL Remote payload.

https://video.ibm.com/channel/nasa-educational

Jack, W7JLC


Re: HBAL088 Active over Rooselvelt Lake, AZ

Luis Eduardo Pacheco
 

I saw it...but no . Nothing remains of the Loon project in any form. All hardware sold in auctions, from tiny Go-pro cameras to big balloon launchers, trucks etc.. Spare payloads and recovered balloons elsewhere were destroyed and even the team was disbanded to other Google projects, but most of them fled to other companies. AI knowledge sold to Raven Aerostar recently.
Did you get the ICAO hex number? I've lost it !

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El jue, 16 sept 2021 a las 12:04, Jack Crabtree (<jscra@...>) escribió:
22K feet and climbing. Possible Loon Project ?

Jack, W7JLC


HBAL088 Active over Rooselvelt Lake, AZ

Jack Crabtree
 

22K feet and climbing. Possible Loon Project ?

Jack, W7JLC


Re: HASP Payload Live from 118,000 feet

W4SDR EM74
 

Very nice! Not much wind.

73
Tom W4SDR

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 6:37 PM Jack Crabtree <jscra@cableone.net> wrote:

https://youtu.be/TuLtoPoyACQ

over Albuquerque.

Jack, W7JLC


HASP Payload Live from 118,000 feet

Jack Crabtree
 

https://youtu.be/TuLtoPoyACQ

over Albuquerque.

Jack, W7JLC


Re: HASP at Float 122K ft

Jack Crabtree
 

Probably Project Loon, been up a few days.
Jack

On 9/14/2021 10:47:10 AM, Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

I wonder what the one in Michigan is. Looks like it passed almost directly over me.

Joe WB9SBD

On 9/14/2021 12:39 PM, Bill Brown via groups.io wrote:
Jack...do any of the student HASP payloads have any active transmitters (ham radio or otherwise) on them?

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crabtree <jscra@...>
To: GPSL <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:50 am
Subject: [GPSL] HASP at Float 122K ft

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of: Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21 Latitude: 34°25.79 N Longitude: 104°40.26 W Altitude: 122652 Feet 29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg -52 Feet / Minute 22 Nm from launch site 45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


Re: HASP at Float 122K ft

Jack Crabtree
 

Sorry Bill, I know nothing about the payloads. No APRS signs on 2m.
Jack

On 9/14/2021 10:39:26 AM, Bill Brown via groups.io <wb8elk@...> wrote:

Jack...do any of the student HASP payloads have any active transmitters (ham radio or otherwise) on them?

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crabtree <jscra@...>
To: GPSL <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:50 am
Subject: [GPSL] HASP at Float 122K ft

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of:Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21
Latitude: 34°25.79 NLongitude: 104°40.26 WAltitude: 122652 Feet
29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg-52 Feet / Minute22 Nm from launch site45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


Re: HASP at Float 122K ft

Joe WB9SBD
 

I wonder what the one in Michigan is. Looks like it passed almost directly over me.

Joe WB9SBD

On 9/14/2021 12:39 PM, Bill Brown via groups.io wrote:
Jack...do any of the student HASP payloads have any active transmitters (ham radio or otherwise) on them?

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crabtree <jscra@...>
To: GPSL <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:50 am
Subject: [GPSL] HASP at Float 122K ft

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of: Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21 Latitude: 34°25.79 N Longitude: 104°40.26 W Altitude: 122652 Feet 29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg -52 Feet / Minute 22 Nm from launch site 45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


Re: HASP at Float 122K ft

Bill Brown
 

Jack...do any of the student HASP payloads have any active transmitters (ham radio or otherwise) on them?

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crabtree <jscra@...>
To: GPSL <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:50 am
Subject: [GPSL] HASP at Float 122K ft

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of:Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21
Latitude: 34°25.79 NLongitude: 104°40.26 WAltitude: 122652 Feet
29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg-52 Feet / Minute22 Nm from launch site45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


HASP at Float 122K ft

Jack Crabtree
 

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of:Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21

Latitude: 34°25.79 NLongitude: 104°40.26 WAltitude: 122652 Feet

29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg-52 Feet / Minute22 Nm from launch site45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


HASP Flight Ascending over Ft. Sumner

Jack Crabtree
 

The High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) flight is active over NM.
Jack
W7JLC


Re: Ft. Sumner CSBF Launch Preps underway

Luis Eduardo Pacheco
 

Its the top part of the JPL remote gondola...

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El vie, 10 sept 2021 a las 11:38, Jack Crabtree (<jscra@...>) escribió:
I agree, probably the "Hang" test, where they check RF compatibility and rattle the payload by driving it around. Luis, do you know what payload this is?

On 9/10/2021 7:35:33 AM, Luis Eduardo Pacheco <stratocat.iespana.es@...> wrote:

Not launch preparations. Probably flight readiness review or checking compatibility. AFAIK there will no flight opportunities throughout the weekend due to high winds

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El vie, 10 sept 2021 a las 10:58, Jack Crabtree (<jscra@...>) escribió:


Re: Ft. Sumner CSBF Launch Preps underway

Jack Crabtree
 

I agree, probably the "Hang" test, where they check RF compatibility and rattle the payload by driving it around. Luis, do you know what payload this is?

On 9/10/2021 7:35:33 AM, Luis Eduardo Pacheco <stratocat.iespana.es@...> wrote:

Not launch preparations. Probably flight readiness review or checking compatibility. AFAIK there will no flight opportunities throughout the weekend due to high winds

Luis E.Pacheco / Editor
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El vie, 10 sept 2021 a las 10:58, Jack Crabtree (<jscra@...>) escribió:


Re: Ft. Sumner CSBF Launch Preps underway

Luis Eduardo Pacheco
 

Not launch preparations. Probably flight readiness review or checking compatibility. AFAIK there will no flight opportunities throughout the weekend due to high winds

Luis E.Pacheco / Editor
lep@...

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https://stratocat.com.ar/indexe.html




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El vie, 10 sept 2021 a las 10:58, Jack Crabtree (<jscra@...>) escribió:


Ft. Sumner CSBF Launch Preps underway

Jack Crabtree
 

https://video.ibm.com/channel/nasa-educational

Jack, W7JLC


Re: CSBF Balloon Launch Preps in Process

Jack Crabtree
 

Looks like a scrub for this morning. Tomorrow??
Jack

On 9/8/2021 6:06:50 AM, Jack Crabtree <jscra@...> wrote:

https://video.ibm.com/channel/nasa-educational

could be HASP flight.

Jack, W7JLC

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