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Wednesday
08:30:00 EDT
12:30:00 UTC

2016-05-18

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Sunset:



Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (DePauw University)
(BASE)

Record # 753


Julian Science Center, DePauw University


39.64, -86.86

(N39° 38' 24", W86° 51' 36")

Grid: EM69NP

Map of Launch Site:
BASE 87

Latex, 800g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


W9YJ-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/physics-astronomy/department-research/base/


Howard Brooks, KC9QBN
hlbrooks@depauw.edu


Twitter/Facebook:
#BASE_DePauw

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
800 Using: Hydrogen

Also flying 900 MHz spread spectrum system and the next generation Geiger counter array.




After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
12:57:23
UTC
908 ft.
0.28 Km
39.63833, -86.86350
EM69NP
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
14:36:16
UTC
105,744 ft.
32.23 Km
39.70550, -86.00133
EM69XQ
46.1 Mi / 74.2 Km
1060 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
15:20:16
UTC
1,118 ft.
0.34 Km
39.73017, -85.58150
EM79FR
68.5 Mi / 110.2 Km
2378 ft/min
Max Speed was: 112.78 MPH, reached at 34220 feet @ EM69RP

Wednesday
10:00:00 HOVST
18:00:00 UTC

2016-05-18

Sunrise:
Sunset:




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Record # 750


Watertown Regional Airport


44.9224, -97.1629

(N44° 55' 21", W97° 9' 46")

Grid: EN14KW

Map of Launch Site:
BOREALIS III

Latex, 1200g, Helium



WD0FKC-1
APRS: 144.390Mhz









Mark Iverson,
mark.a.iverson@k12.sd.us


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Helium

BOREALIS III will consist of a 1200g weather balloon equipped with an ArduinoTrack APRS GPS tracker sending back telemetry and temperature readings every minute throughout the flight, 2 HD Contour video cameras, one facing down the other facing to the horizon and an Arduino running a BPM180 with an SD data logger, taking recordings every 10 seconds. All of which was designed, coded and build by WMS 8th graders.


Wednesday
10:15:00 CDT
15:15:00 UTC

2016-05-18

Sunrise:
Sunset:




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Record # 751


Watertown Regional Airport


44.9224, -97.1629

(N44° 55' 21", W97° 9' 46")

Grid: EN14KW

Map of Launch Site:
BOREALIS IV

Latex, 1200g, Helium



WD0FKC-2
APRS: 144.390Mhz









Mark Iverson,
mark.a.iverson@k12.sd.us


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Helium

BOREALIS IV will consist of a 1200g weather balloon equipped with an ArduinoTrack APRS GPS tracker sending back telemetry and temperature readings every minute throughout the flight, 2 HD Contour video cameras, one facing down the other facing to the horizon and an Arduino running a BPM180 with an SD data logger, taking recordings every 10 seconds. All of which was designed, coded and build by WMS 8th graders.


Friday
09:00:00


2016-05-20

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Concord Community Schools
(CCS)

Record # 755


Concord Junior High School, Elkhart, Indiana, United States of America


413754, 855704

(N413754° 0' 0", E855704° 0' 0")

Grid: 14XA

Map of Launch Site:
Concord Junior High

Latex, 1200g, Helium



BALLOON 1
APRS: 144.390Mhz








Space Available



Matthew Jerlecki,
mjerlecki@concord.k12.in.us


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Helium

Student Led Project


Saturday
07:00:00 MDT
13:00:00 UTC

2016-05-21

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Edge of Space Sciences
(EOSS)

Record # 733


Limon, CO


39.2367, -103.696

(N39° 14' 12", W103° 41' 46")

Grid: DM89DF

Map of Launch Site:
EOSS-222

Latex, 1200g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


KC0UUO-11
APRS: 144.340Mhz
K0SCC-11
K0SCC-11 on 147.42 MHz.




http://www.eoss.org/


Mike Manes, W5VSI
mrmanes@gmail.com


Twitter/Facebook:
@eossorg

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Hydrogen

5 X Denver Metro State balloonsats and 1 Demosat. Wx date Sun 5/22/16. This is 4th launch delay due to OVC to BKN sky!




After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:21:02
UTC
9,263 ft.
2.82 Km
39.25150, -103.68950
DM89DG
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
15:41:01
UTC
90,733 ft.
27.66 Km
39.44533, -103.28833
DM89IK
25.3 Mi / 40.7 Km
1019 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
16:27:01
UTC
9,719 ft.
2.96 Km
39.61950, -103.04317
DM89LO
42.8 Mi / 69 Km
1761 ft/min
Max Speed was: 90.91 MPH, reached at 46909 feet @ DM89JL

Saturday
07:00:30 MDT
13:30:00 UTC

2016-05-21

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Edge of Space Sciences
(EOSS)

Record # 734


Limon, CO


39.2367, -103.696

(N39° 14' 12", W103° 41' 46")

Grid: DM89DF

Map of Launch Site:
EOSS-223

Latex, 2000g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


AE0SS-12
APRS: 144.340Mhz
KE0BMV-11
KE0BMV-11 on 145.600 MHz




http://www.eoss.org/


Mike Manes, W5VSI
mrmanes@gmail.com


Twitter/Facebook:
@eossorg

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
2000 Using: Hydrogen

1 X Denver Metro State balloonsats + Dougco STEM experiment + 1 Oaksat. Wx date Sun 5/22. This is 4th launch delay due to BKIN to OVC sky!




After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:21:47
UTC
9,726 ft.
2.96 Km
39.25350, -103.68850
DM89DG
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
15:41:46
UTC
98,798 ft.
30.11 Km
39.41350, -103.33983
DM89HJ
21.7 Mi / 34.9 Km
1114 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
16:18:16
UTC
9,178 ft.
2.80 Km
39.54250, -103.15000
DM89KN
35 Mi / 56.3 Km
2455 ft/min
Max Speed was: 88.61 MPH, reached at 45885 feet @ DM89IK

Saturday
07:15:00 MDT
13:15:00 UTC

2016-05-21

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Edge of Space Sciences
(EOSS)

Record # 754


Llimon, CO


39.2367, -103.696

(N39° 14' 12", W103° 41' 46")

Grid: DM89DF

Map of Launch Site:
EOSS-224

Latex, 1600g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


AE0SS-11
APRS: 144.340Mhz

AE0SS DF beacon on 147.555 MHz; KE0XFH-1 APRS on 144.39.




http://www.eoss.org/


Mike Manes, W5VSI
mrmanes@gmail.com


Twitter/Facebook:
@eossorg

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1600 Using: Hydrogen

3 X Denver Metro State balloonsats + 1 demosat. Douglas County STEM p/l + NSSTI p/l + Denver Sch. of Arts ARC beacon KE0FXH-1. Wx date Sun 5/22. This is 4th launch delay due to BKIN to OVC sky!




After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:24:22
UTC
10,639 ft.
3.24 Km
39.26550, -103.68450
DM89DG
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
16:06:21
UTC
102,288 ft.
31.18 Km
39.46533, -103.22783
DM89JL
28 Mi / 45.1 Km
899 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:

UTC
0 ft.
0.00 Km
0, 0
JJ00AA
6218.1 Mi / 10007.1 Km
-0 ft/min
Max Speed was: 70.66 MPH, reached at feet @ DM89GK

Monday
10:30:00 EDT
14:30:00 UTC

2016-05-23

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Ballon Radioamateur du Quebec
(BRAQ)

Record # 756


Ste-Helene,Quebec,Canada


45.732, -72.736

(N45° 43' 55", W72° 44' 10")

Grid: FN35PR

Map of Launch Site:
BRAQ 2016-01

Latex, 800g, Helium



VE2WMG-11
144.390
VA2RMG-11

VE2WMG-10





http://raqi.ca/braq/


Michel Graveline,
ve2wmg@yahoo.ca


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
800 Using: Helium

Crossband Repeater In:445.525 tone 141.3out:145.560 tone 141.3




After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:11:46
UTC
275 ft.
0.08 Km
45.73033, -72.73650
FN35PR
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
15:48:26
UTC
90,168 ft.
27.48 Km
45.54000, -73.08317
FN35LM
21.3 Mi / 34.3 Km
930 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
11:55:11
UTC
420 ft.
0.13 Km
45.65617, -72.56100
FN35RP
9.9 Mi / 15.9 Km
74 ft/min
Max Speed was: 71.35 MPH, reached at 33750 feet @ FN35LM

Wednesday
10:00:00


2016-05-25

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Watertown Middle School
(WMS)

Record # 757


Watertown Regional Airport


44.9224, -97.1629

(N44° 55' 21", W97° 9' 46")

Grid: EN14KW

Map of Launch Site:
BOREALIS IV

Latex, 1200g, Helium



WD0FKC-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz









Mark Iverson, N/A
mark.a.iverson@k12.sd.us


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Helium

BOREALIS IV will consist of a 1200g weather balloon equipped with an ArduinoTrack APRS GPS tracker sending back telemetry and temperature readings every minute throughout the flight, 2 HD Contour video cameras, one facing down the other facing to the horizon and an Arduino running a BPM180 with an SD data logger, taking recordings every 10 seconds. All of which was designed, coded and build by WMS 8th graders.




After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:38:54
UTC
1,960 ft.
0.60 Km
44.92300, -97.16633
EN14KW
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
16:19:03
UTC
94,062 ft.
28.67 Km
45.36767, -96.58050
EN15RI
41.9 Mi / 67.5 Km
920 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:

UTC
0 ft.
0.00 Km
0, 0
JJ00AA
6218.1 Mi / 10007.1 Km
-0 ft/min
Max Speed was: 51.79 MPH, reached at 6821 feet @ EN15TN

Wednesday
10:15:00 CDT
15:15:00 UTC

2016-05-25

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Watertown Middle School
(WMS)

Record # 758


Watertown Regional Airport


44.9224, -97.1629

(N44° 55' 21", W97° 9' 46")

Grid: EN14KW

Map of Launch Site:
BOREALIS V

Latex, 1200g, Helium



WD0FKC-12
APRS: 144.390Mhz









Mark Iverson, N/A
mark.a.iverson@k12.sd.us


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Helium

BOREALIS V will consist of a 1200g weather balloon equipped with an ArduinoTrack APRS GPS tracker sending back telemetry and temperature readings every minute throughout the flight, 2 HD Contour video cameras, one facing down the other facing to the horizon and an Arduino running a BPM180 with an SD data logger, taking recordings every 10 seconds. All of which was designed, coded and build by WMS 8th graders.




After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:38:15
UTC
2,540 ft.
0.77 Km
44.92467, -97.16667
EN14JW
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
16:17:55
UTC
98,858 ft.
30.13 Km
45.34500, -96.61583
EN15QI
39.5 Mi / 63.6 Km
966 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
16:44:29
UTC
6,854 ft.
2.09 Km
45.45633, -96.57383
EN15RK
46.7 Mi / 75.2 Km
3463 ft/min
Max Speed was: 90.91 MPH, reached at 41099 feet @ EN15NG

Saturday
08:00:00 CST
14:00:00 UTC

2016-05-28

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Saskatoon Amateur Balloon Radio Experiments
(SABRE)

Record # 761


Saskatoon


52.098, -106.617

(N52° 5' 53", W106° 37' 1")

Grid: DO62QC

Map of Launch Site:
SABRE-24

Latex, 1200g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


VE5AA-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz
VE5AA-12
CW 433.9Mhz




http://ve5aa.dyndns.org/balloon/


Bruce Coates, VE5BNC
bruce.coates@sasktel.net


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Hydrogen

http://ve5aa.dyndns.org/balloon/live_tracking.html


Saturday
08:00:00 EDT
12:00:00 UTC

2016-05-28

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Peach Flight
(W7QO)

Record # 759


Buford, Ga


34.05, -83.9

(N34° 3' 0", W83° 54' 0")

Grid: EM84BB

Map of Launch Site:
HIRF-1

Plastic, 108g, Helium



W7QO-7
APRS: 144.390Mhz

W7QO - 14.0965mhz 20mtr WSPR every 10 mins (W7QO-9 on aprs.fi)




http://peachflight.blogspot.com/


Alan Adamson, W7QO
adamson_alan@hotmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
108 Using: Helium

HIRF-1 long duration solar only flight, SBS-13 envelope, Peach-Tiny tracker - final board. WSPR will occur every 10 mins starting after launch. WSPR frequency is 20mtrs - 14.0956mhz. WSPR decode software available @http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wspr.html. WSPR tracking via second callsign W7QO-9 at aprs.fi


Saturday
08:00:00 CST
14:00:00 UTC

2016-05-28

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Saskatoon Amateur Balloon Radio Experiments
(SABRE)

Record # 760


Saskatoon


52.098, -106.617

(N52° 5' 53", W106° 37' 1")

Grid: DO62QC

Map of Launch Site:
SABRE-24

Latex, 1200g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


VE5AA-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz
VE5AA-12
CW 433.9Mhz




http://ve5aa.dyndns.org/balloon/


Bruce Coates, VE5BNC
bruce.coates@sasktel.net


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Hydrogen

http://ve5aa.dyndns.org/balloon/live_tracking.html


Wednesday
08:15:00 EDT
12:15:00 UTC

2016-06-08

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (DePauw University)
(BASE)

Record # 763


Julian Science Center, DePauw University


39.64, -86.86

(N39° 38' 24", W86° 51' 36")

Grid: EM69NP

Map of Launch Site:
BASE 88

Latex, 800g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


W9YJ-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/physics-astronomy/department-research/base/


Howard Brooks, KC9QBN
hlbrooks@depauw.edu


Twitter/Facebook:
#BASE_DePauw

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
800 Using: Hydrogen

Flight with K-12 teachers participating in the Math Science Partnership Workshop


Saturday
09:00:00 CDT
14:00:00 UTC

2016-06-18

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (DePauw University)
(BASE)

Record # 764


Pecan Airport. Pecan Plantation, TX


32.364, -97.645

(N32° 21' 50", W97° 38' 42")

Grid: EM12EI

Map of Launch Site:
BASE 89

Latex, 600g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


W9YJ-11
APRS: 144.340Mhz






http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/physics-astronomy/department-research/base/


Howard Brooks, KC9QBN
hlbrooks@depauw.edu


Twitter/Facebook:
#BASE_DePauw

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
600 Using: Hydrogen

GPSL 2016 flight. Will also transmit via 900 MHz spread spectrum.


Saturday
08:30:00 EDT
12:30:00 UTC

2016-07-23

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Aether Missions
(AETHER)

Record # 749


Fisheating Creek Outpost, Palmdale, Florida, USA


26.9397, -81.3192

(N26° 56' 23", W81° 19' 9")

Grid: EL96IW

Map of Launch Site:
AETHER-3

Latex, 3000g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


KM4DRI-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz









Andres Paris,
andreseduardo@hotmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
3000 Using: Hydrogen

Payload: *Trackuino APRS tracker *MS5607 barometric pressure sensor *DHT22 temperature humidity sensor *K-type thermocouple *Adafruit ultimate GPS logger shield *FONA GSM breakout board *1 Arduino UNO & 2 Arduino Mega *SPOT Personal Tracker *Canon Powershot SD880 IS *Canon Powershot S100 *GoPro Hero


Saturday
09:00:00 MST
16:00:00 UTC

2016-07-23

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Arizona Near Space Research
(ANSR)

Record # 762


Williams HamFest, Williams, Arizona


35.2587, -112.185

(N35° 15' 31", W112° 11' 6")

Grid: DM35VG

Map of Launch Site:
ANSR-101

Latex, 2000g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


KA7NSR-6
APRS: 144.340Mhz
KA7NSR-7
Also 445.925

both digipeated to 144.39




http://www.ansr.org, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ballooning/


Bill McLean, W7AS
bmclean1@gmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
2000 Using: Hydrogen

2 Cross band repeaters #1 input 146.56 CTCSS 162.2 output 445.925 #2 Input 147.56 CTCSS 89.1 Output 446.025. Live video streaming on 440 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz to ground station at HamFest.

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