Horus Balloon Launch 26-Jan for International Space Uni Prog

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Horus Balloon Launch 26-Jan for International Space Uni Prog

Post by VK5GR » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:04 pm

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The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) is jointly organised by the International Space University (ISU) and the University of South Australia. It is a unique, five week live-in experience focusing on an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary (3 “I”s) educational philosophy for which the ISU is renowned.

The SHSSP have asked the AREG who have considerable experience with high altitude ballooning in Australia to assist with their participant Stratospheric Balloon Project, culminating in a high altitude balloon launch on Australia Day, the 26th of January 2016.

The balloon launch will take place, weather conditions favourable, from the Mt. Barker High School in the Adelaide Hills, just east of Adelaide.

The launch is expected to be released between 09:30 to 09:45 am local CDST January 26th, or 23:00 to 23:15 UTC January 25th .

The balloon is expected to carry two payloads, one supplied by the SHSSP participants as part of their course project and the usual AREG/Horus telemetry payloads. Telemetry will the normal RTTY mode on 434.450 MHz USB.

Please keep your eyes on the AREG Website http://www.areg.org.au/?p=2145 for more details closer to the date.
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Re: Horus Balloon Launch 26-Jan for International Space Uni

Post by VK5RM » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:00 am

Screen Capture HorusLora a few minutes ago

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Re: Horus Balloon Launch 26-Jan for International Space Uni

Post by VK5RM » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:11 am

This is a better shot also showing FLdigi RTTY capture ... just after bursting @ 36,423 meters

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Re: Horus Balloon Launch 26-Jan for International Space Uni

Post by VK5TM » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:05 pm

There was an item on ABC SA news about the launch tonight.

AREG was not even mentioned.

Well done guys (the launch etc, not the news item).
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Re: Horus Balloon Launch 26-Jan for International Space Uni

Post by VK5GR » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:23 am

VK5TM wrote:There was an item on ABC SA news about the launch tonight.

AREG was not even mentioned.

Well done guys (the launch etc, not the news item).
Terry, unfortunately it is very hard to control what the media says and how they spin things. The main thing however was that it was a success, and may open some doors to other interesting opportunities in the future.
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Re: Horus Balloon Launch 26-Jan for International Space Uni

Post by VK3ZYC » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:01 pm

How did the recovery go, was well into the scrub.

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Re: Horus Balloon Launch 26-Jan for International Space Uni

Post by VK5QI » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:41 pm

It was a bit of a hike to the payload, but it was recovered just fine!

We ended up DFing our way to the payload, and DFing our way back to the cars (I had set up a small beacon on the car prior to the hike).

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