There has been a recent surge in views on youtube! We just broke 36,000 hits!
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Here is a screen shot of the flight data… I’ll post a Google Earth KML file later when I figure out how to generate it from the raw telemetry data.
Note the few minutes spent falling over the Pacific Ocean!
The Arduino worked perfectly and took 5755 temperature readings inside and outside the capsule.
The capsule was not air tight but still acted as a pretty good buffer for the internal air temperature.
We just got the balloon back. It landed on a soft patch of grass. We will post raw video and pics ASAP with an edited video coming soon. Stay tuned as more content is released. We also saw it land and a partner might have videoed the land
we are retrieving it now
we are on the move tracking the balloon. Keep an eye on Twitter and après.fi the tracking call sign is kd0pfn.
After the scrub earlier today we had time to fix the aprs unit which was not working properly prior to the failed attempt. We are good for tomorrow in Port Hueneme at 9:00 am. Hopefully we will be able to get it in the air this time.
we were just at the launch site and we’re ready to go with the balloon filled and everything ready. After counting down we released the balloon only to find out that we did not have enough helium! We are going to gt a bigger tank and try for a relaunch tomorrow.
We are now enroute to are launch zone with launch party in toe