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NMS had a very successful day launching their project.
The winds aloft did not cooperate with us, but we were able to release our payload at 21,755ft.
Flight time until release 1hour 28 minutes
Total Flight Time 1 hour 50 minutes
LOS (Line of sight) distance from the middle school at release 20.34miles.


NMS





Here are the final 2 videos from RGS and SGE, that recap our projects.
SGE 

RGS
 


The data files for these are below.  These can be used in excel or in google earth.

NSB2014


                  

Reaching For The Stars One Balloon AA Time

Our Mission Sponsors

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/readymade.png       https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/videoaerialsys.jpg       http://www.dragonlabs.net/site/dragonosdplus

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/byonics1.gif   https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/rcgroups.gif

http://images.cooltext.com/3727751.gif
http://images.cooltext.com/3727762.gif




 
https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/Prediction.png


The Prediction Web-site

http://aviationweather.gov/adds/winds/

Winds Aloft 
 
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.4391444&lon=-88.2266434&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Spring%20Grove%2C%20IL%2060081%2C%20USA#.Uwi2PPldWfZ

Local Weather





Weather Balloon Characteristics

WeatherBalloon Characteristics

 
 

Balloon Burst Calculator

burst calculator


 
                
                                                      
 1st drop, 2ft diameter parachute, 700 gram payload


Descent Rate 4.47m/sec

2nd drop, 3ft diameter parachute, 700 gram payload


Descent Rate 4.74m/sec 
3rd drop, 4ft diameter parachute, 700 gram payload


camera in gondola looking down at the ground 

Camera in gondola looking up


Descent Rate 3.9m/sec
4th drop, 5ft diameter parachute, 700 gram payload


Descent Rate 3.3m/sec

 

 


 


 

 
 






 
5th drop, 2ft diameter parachute, 850 gram payload

 
Descent rate 5.44m/sec


6th drop, 3ft diameter parachute, 700 gram payload (I forgot to change out the clay in this gondola)


Descent rate 4.99m/sec 
7th drop, 4ft diameter parachute, 700 gram payload (forgot to switch change out the clay)


Camera in gondola looking down

Camera in gondola looking up


Descent Rate 5.99m/sec

 
8th drop, 5ft diameter parachute, 700 gram payload (forgot to switch out the clay)


Descent Rate 4.5m/sec

 

 


 



 


 

 

 
 
 
9th drop, retractable wing helicopter, 700 gram payload

 



 10th drop, fixed wing helicopter, 700 gram payload


Descent Rate 4.14m/sec
 11th drop, rectangular parachute, 700 gram payload


Descent Rate 3.14m/sec



 


 
 
 
 




 


 


 




 



 


 




 


 


 


 

 


 



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SGE Page   

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/sge
 
Next Meeting
Monday April 28th 10:00am Parachute drop test
5c Tuesday April 29, 10:45 until 12:25

5A and 5K Wednesday April 23, 10:10 until 12:25
Monday April 28th 10:00am Parachute drop test
5A and 5K Wednesday April 30, 10:10 until 12:25


Project Names

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/Voyager.png

and

http://images.cooltext.com/3700597.gif






RGS Page 

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/rgs

Next Meeting
Thursday April 24, 12:45 until 2:45
Monday April 28th, 10:00am parachute drop test, at SGE
Thursday May 1st, 12:45 until 2:45



Project Names
http://images.cooltext.com/3695381.gif

and

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/cooltext1519041211.png?attredirects=0




NMS Page

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/nippersink.gif?attredirects=0

Next Meeting
Monday April 28 10:00am, parachute drop test, at SGE
Wednesday April 30, 2:15 until 4:00







Project Names

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/cooltext1523988180.png?attredirects=0

and 

https://sites.google.com/site/teamnorth2014/home/cooltext1519026296.png?attredirects=0