[amsat-bb] Re: SimSAT Airborne
rogerkola at aol.com
Wed Jul 25 13:42:27 PDT 2007
As my kids would say "way cool!"
We lost one around here someplace 2 years ago, I'm still waiting for it to
show up! (google: CAPSAT timberlane) Living on the right coast has it's
advantages and balloons arn't one of them ;-)(except maybe during a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: "'Paul L Rinaldo'" <prinaldo at mindspring.com>; <tacos at amrad.org>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 5:50 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: SimSAT Airborne
> > Sim-SAT, a high-altitude balloon carrying an Amateur
> > Radio payload lifted off at 8AM in Maryland and [WAS]
> > at about 94,000 feet.
> > The payload includes a 2-meter APRS transmitter. See:
> > http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N8PK-11
> Now you will see its final report on the APRS system (at 705
> feet and zooming down at 4000' per minute!). Be sure to select
> the SATELLITE image to see the field it landed in. See the
> following image to see where it finally landed after that last
> 705 feet:
> The field was full of crops and I could not see the balloon
> until I was 20 feet away, even though the crops were only 1 foot
> tall!. To see how I could find it with nothing but an HT, see
> my new images on the APRS DFing web page (about 70% down the
> page). Look for the topic "HT-ONLY Dfing:".... Follow the 5
> links to the 5 maps as we zoomed in with nothing but an HT.
> What a fun time had by all. More to come. Lots of photos...
> AND LESSONS LEARNED (again and again...)
> Bob, WB4APR
> > Refresh this page every so often to check Sim-SAT's
> > course and altitude. It will probably continue climbing to
> > about 105,000 feet or so, then the balloon will burst and the
> > payload will parachute to the ground. If you see the altitude
> > suddenly decreasing, you'll know.
> > Paul
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