Balloon 4

Balloon 4 (TSP 4) launched on  March 19th, 2011 at 10:45am CDT from Glen Rose, TX at Glen Rose HS. The balloon hit 77,572 feet, traveled 65 miles, and landed 1.5 hours later in Ferris, TX. It landed only 8 miles from the predicted landing spot.


Short clip of when the balloon burst at peak altitude.

Full video of entire balloon trip from on board camera.


 

Photo slide show

Balloon 4 photos


Equipment

GPS Trimble Lassen IQ (no altitude limit)
Logger Arduino with SD memory card
TNC OpenTracker+ (OT1+)
Radio
HTX-202 2 meter HAM
Antenna
Twinlead J-Pole
Camera
Canon A530 running CHDK firmware
Video
Go Pro Hero wide angle
Balloon
500 Gram weather balloon
Parachute
Miltary Surplus 42 inch
Network
APRS www.Aprs.fi
Batteries
Energizer Ultimate Lithium
Cut down
Nichrome wire on a timer

ċ
KF5EHY-11aprsBalloon419March2011.kmz
(2k)
Matt Angelo,
Mar 21, 2011, 7:40 AM