21145CNSP Launch announcement
- Dec 1, 2012
Last year the CNSP team managed a transatlantic flight, I hope they will frequency switch between 144.390 and 144.800. If the flight path does do Northern Spain or France should be heard from the UK .
Those in the USA please listen out for it. And of course give reports. You might note I am a big balloon attempt fanJ
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From: GPSL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GPSL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark Conner
Sent: 02 December 2012 00:04
To: GPSL list
Subject: [GPSL] Re: [Balloon_Sked] CNSP Launch announcement
The initial course at float altitude should be around 080, so it should run a little north of last year's track. I expect it will go over central Colorado then along the Kansas/Nebraska border and on east.
I plan to work on a more detailed track but in general it should run a ways north of the 2011 track if it floats as expected. If it does cross the Atlantic, I think it'll be northern Spain or France rather than southern Spain and the Med.
73 de Mark N9XTN
On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM, k6rpt <Ron@...> wrote:
California Near Space Project (CNSP) is scheduled to launch a stratospheric floater on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 4:45 p.m. (PST), weather permitting.
Mark Conner, N9XTN, from NSTAR is working with us on this project and has given CNSP the final ok to launch.
CNSP will be filling indoors using a floating arm scale which allows the fill to be very accurate.
APRS updates will be every two minutes with a total run time of 60 hours. The APRS tracker will report voltage during the flight.
Flight # CNSP-18 (K6RPT-12)