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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
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, WD0FKC
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, WD0FKC
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




After Flight Report: NearSat Recovered
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:22:17
UTC
1,702 ft.
0.52 Km
52.09850, -106.61483
DO62QC
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
16:21:17
UTC
122,837 ft.
37.44 Km
52.50450, -107.07167
DO62LM
34 Mi / 54.8 Km
1018 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
17:09:19
UTC
2,480 ft.
0.76 Km
52.72033, -107.24283
DO62JR
50.5 Mi / 81.2 Km
2506 ft/min
Max Speed was: 52.94 MPH, reached at 26207 feet @ DO62KP

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


Recovery Undetermined
No Post Flight APRS Data Available


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




After Flight Report: NearSat Recovered
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:22:17
UTC
1,702 ft.
0.52 Km
52.09850, -106.61483
DO62QC
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
16:21:17
UTC
122,837 ft.
37.44 Km
52.50450, -107.07167
DO62LM
34 Mi / 54.8 Km
1018 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
17:09:19
UTC
2,480 ft.
0.76 Km
52.72033, -107.24283
DO62JR
50.5 Mi / 81.2 Km
2506 ft/min
Max Speed was: 52.94 MPH, reached at 26207 feet @ DO62KP

Saturday
10:30:00 EDT
21:30:00 UTC

2016-05-28

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloon Team
(OLHZN)

Record # 767


Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, NY, USA


42.9071, -77.2735

(N42° 54' 26", W77° 16' 25")

Grid: FN12IV

Map of Launch Site:
OLHZN-3

Latex, 600g, Helium



KD2KPZ-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.OverlookHorizon.com


Tory Carissimo, KD2KPZ
tory@overlookhorizon.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
600 Using: Helium

Live broadcast on launch day as well as full flight details and recovered data available at http://overlookhorizon.com/flight-3


Tuesday
10:00:00 EDT
14:00:00 UTC

2016-05-31

Sunrise:
Sunset:



University of Maine High Altitude Balloon Team
(UMHAB)

Record # 771


Sebasticook Middle School


44.8789, -69.2943

(N44° 52' 44", W69° 17' 39")

Grid: FN54IV

Map of Launch Site:
UMHAB-51

Latex, 1600g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


N1YIP-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz









Rick Eason, AA1PJ
aa1pj@eastron.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1600 Using: Hydrogen






After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
14:21:37
UTC
1,659 ft.
0.51 Km
44.88317, -69.28383
FN54IV
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
15:23:36
UTC
67,653 ft.
20.62 Km
45.09283, -68.29950
FN55UC
50.2 Mi / 80.8 Km
1065 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
16:41:38
UTC
4,195 ft.
1.28 Km
45.26767, -67.91600
FN65BG
71.8 Mi / 115.6 Km
813 ft/min
Max Speed was: 107.02 MPH, reached at 40632 feet @ FN55QA

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


Friday
07:00:00 CDT
12:00:00 UTC

2016-06-17

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Mayberry Galactic
(MG)

Record # 766


Eastern South Dakota / Western Minnesota Near Ortonville


43.9, -97

(N43° 54' 0", W97° 0' 0")

Grid: EN13MV

Map of Launch Site:
Mayberry Galactic Flight #2 / Betty Lynn

Latex, 1200g, Helium



N0NQN-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz









Jeff Ducklow, N0NQN
jeffducklow@@comcast.net


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Helium

Exact launch location will be set based on flight prediction tools with the aim of landing in soybean fields in western Minnesota just SE of Boyd, MN. Flying three cameras: GoPro, Canon S110, Canon A1100 each running CHDK. Two trackers: Bionics MT-1000 and SPOT Trace mounted on a gimbal. Will record temperature inside the payload box and outside with a Adafruit / Ardunio SD card data logger.


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

2016-06-18

Sunrise:
Sunset:



South Texas Balloon Launch Team
(BLT)

Record # 769


Pecan Airport, Granbury, Texas


32.364, -97.645

(N32° 21' 50", W97° 38' 42")

Grid: EM12EI

Map of Launch Site:
BLT-44.5

Mylar, 0g, Helium



AB5SS-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz




http://www.w5acm.net/


John Maca, AB5SS
ab5ss@swbell.net


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
0 Using: Helium

http://ab5ss.blogspot.com Floater Mission using Pecan Pico 5 tracker, 350mA LiPo with Solar Cells. Balloon is a Qualatex 36" Round Mylar balloon.


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

2016-06-18

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Near Space Ventures Inc.
(NSV)

Record # 770


GPSL 2016: Grandbury, TX


32.3541, -97.6761

(N32° 21' 15", W97° 40' 34")

Grid: EM12DI

Map of Launch Site:
VentureStar-29

Latex, 600g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


W0NSV-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz

Offset :05




http://nearspaceventures.com


Keith Kaiser, WA0TJT
wa0tjt@gmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
600 Using: Hydrogen

Special Message in APRS for the wedding of fellow Near Space Ventures member John (W0GPS) & Sheri Morelli.


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

2016-06-18

Sunrise:
Sunset:



Edge of Space Sciences
(EOSS)

Record # 768


Pecan Plantation Airport, Granbury, TX


32.3541, -97.6761

(N32° 21' 15", W97° 40' 34")

Grid: EM12DI

Map of Launch Site:
EOSS-225

Latex, 1200g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


AE0SS-12
APRS: 144.340Mhz
K0SCC-11
K0SCC-11 on 147.42 MHz. AE0SS-12 slotted 0:15 & 0:45






Space Available
http://www.eoss.org/


Nick Hanks, N0LP
ndhanks@msn.com


Twitter/Facebook:
@eossorg

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Hydrogen

GPSL-2016. Also carrying some additional APRS beacons for flight qualifications, KC0D-*.


Saturday
14:00:00 CDT
19:00:00 UTC

2016-06-18

Sunrise:
Sunset:



WB8ELK Balloon Flights
(WB8ELK)

Record # 765


Pecan Plantation, TX


32.364, -97.646

(N32° 21' 50", W97° 38' 46")

Grid: EM12EI

Map of Launch Site:
Skytracker GPSL

Latex, 1200g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


WB8ELK-11
APRS: 144.390 MHz
WB8ELK-12
144.340Mhz
WB8ELK-4
14.0956 WSPR






Space Available
http://www.wb8elk.com/


Bill Brown, WB8ELK
wb8elk@gmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Hydrogen

Latex balloon will use WB8ELK-11 and WB8ELK-12 APRS. Mylar Pico balloon will be using WB8ELK-4 and also may fly with 20m WSPR transmitter.


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, KM4DRI
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, K7WWM
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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