Topics

Unknown weather balloon payload from 2017 launch found in NC

Mark Conner N9XTN
 


This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 

Hank Riley
 

Inline image



Inline image


_________________________________________________________________________________



This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

Hank's posted nudged me to go have a look at the archived analysis data (go to ready.arl.noaa.gov and selected "Archived Meteorology" on the left).  

With the relatively light winds out of the west, I would guess the launch site was along I-40 east of or near Asheville.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

image.png
 PRESS HGT(MSL) TEMP DEW PT  WND DIR  WND SPD
 HPA       M      C     C       DEG     M/S
 E = Estimated Surface Height

  973.   405.E  27.8   22.9   233.3     1.5
  950.   618.   24.5   22.4   259.1     1.7
  925.   852.   22.4   21.1   274.7     2.9
  900.  1090.   20.8   19.1   291.3     6.4
  875.  1334.   19.4   16.9   295.3     9.5
  850.  1583.   17.7   14.5   294.7    11.5
  825.  1838.   16.0   11.5   293.4    12.6
  800.  2100.   14.6    8.3   291.2    12.8
  775.  2368.   13.6    5.1   286.1    12.6
  750.  2643.   12.6    2.2   281.6    12.6
  725.  2927.   11.0   -0.1   280.1    12.8
  700.  3219.    9.1   -1.5   279.1    12.8
  650.  3828.    5.0   -4.2   277.4    12.6
  600.  4476.    1.1   -8.0   277.3    11.9
  550.  5170.   -2.8  -12.8   282.2     9.8
  500.  5920.   -6.5  -17.4   281.2     7.0
  450.  6736.  -11.6  -23.6   264.0     7.7
  400.  7627.  -17.4  -28.0   261.5     9.9
  350.  8614.  -23.6  -33.6   271.5     9.4
  300.  9725.  -31.0  -44.8   287.4     3.4
  250. 10990.  -41.7  -53.3   276.5     2.3
  200. 12460.  -53.0  -61.2   284.5     6.7
  150. 14252.  -67.1  -72.2   268.5    11.1
  100. 16654.  -69.8  -79.5   282.2     5.0
   50. 20892.  -59.2  -81.6    88.1     7.8
  


On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 2:04 PM Hank Riley via Groups.Io <n1ltv=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Inline image



Inline image


_________________________________________________________________________________



This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

The payload owner has been found - don't know any more details than that at the moment.


73 de Mark N9XTN 


On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 11:28 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:

This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 

Garrett, Mark
 

Fantastic!

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 8:29 PM Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:
The payload owner has been found - don't know any more details than that at the moment.


73 de Mark N9XTN 

On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 11:28 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:

This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 



--
Mark Garrett
Tri States Public Radio
WIUM Macomb, IL
WIUW Warsaw, IL
WVKC Galesburg, IL
K292GR Burlington, IA
Office (309) 298-1104
Cell    (309) 255-6987
Fax    (309) 298-2133