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Thursday
17:00:00


2014-08-14

Sunrise:05:44:09
Sunset:20:10:38



DePaul University
(DEPAUL)

Record # 506


Pontiac HS, Pontiac, IL, USA
199m / 653ft


40.8862, -88.6158

(N40° 53' 10", W88° 36' 57")

Grid: EN50QV

Map of Launch Site:


Latex, 200g, Helium



KC9PON-3
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx


Mark Potosnak, KC9PON
mpotosna@depaul.edu


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
200 Using: Helium

We do a second flight about 3 hours after the first flight, using the same call sign




After Flight Report: Recovery Undetermined
StageTimeAltitudeLatitude, LongitudeNotes
Launch or
First:
17:54:04
UTC
1,397 ft.
0.43 Km
40.88517, -88.61567
EN50QV
Distance from launch
Ascent/Descent Rates
Burst or Max
Altitude:
18:45:04
UTC
49,317 ft.
15.03 Km
40.39417, -88.19083
EN50VJ
40.6 Mi / 65.3 Km
940 ft/min
Touchdown
or Last:
21:44:04
UTC
1,676 ft.
0.51 Km
40.88483, -88.61717
EN50QV
0.1 Mi / 0.1 Km
266 ft/min
Max Speed was: 108.17 MPH, reached at 39440 feet @ EN50TN

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

2014-08-16

Sunrise:05:52:24
Sunset:19:46:43



WB8ELK Balloon Flights
(WB8ELK)

Record # 507


Madison
198m / 650ft


34.725, -86.645

(N34° 43' 30", W86° 38' 42")

Grid: EM64QR

Map of Launch Site:
Birthday Floater

Latex, 30g, Helium



WB8ELK-6


Thor 16 mode on 434.442 MHz USB




http://www.wb8elk.com/


Bill Brown, WB8ELK
bill41@aol.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
30 Using: Helium

434.442 MHz USB Thor16 mode: WB8ELK-6 on spacenear.us/tracker


Recovery Undetermined
No Post Flight APRS Data Available


Wednesday
10:00:00 EDT
14:00:00 UTC

2014-08-20

Sunrise:06:35:11
Sunset:20:53:49



Gilbert Family
(GILBERT)

Record # 510


Mendon High School
258m / 846ft


42.0119, -85.445

(N42° 0' 43", W85° 26' 42")

Grid: EN72GA

Map of Launch Site:
Gilbert-1

Latex, 1000g, Helium




RTTY: 434.639 MHz







Mark Gilbert, KD8VZA
markegilbert@gmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1000 Using: Helium




Recovery Undetermined
No Post Flight APRS Data Available


Thursday
10:00:00 EDT
02:00:00 UTC

2014-08-21

Sunrise:06:45:59
Sunset:20:30:53



Peach Flight
(W7QO)

Record # 511


Buford, GA
332m / 1,089ft


34.1, -83.9

(N34° 6' 0", W83° 54' 0")

Grid: EM84BC

Map of Launch Site:
PeachFlight-4

Mylar, 36g, Helium



W7QO-6
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://peachflight.blogspot.com/


Alan Adamson, W7QO
adamson_alan@hotmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
36 Using: Helium

Party Balloon, 15gr tracker with solar/lipo power


Recovery Undetermined
No Post Flight APRS Data Available


Thursday
12:00:00 CDT
17:00:00 UTC

2014-08-21

Sunrise:05:51:39
Sunset:20:02:38



DePaul University
(DEPAUL)

Record # 512


Pontiac Township High School
199m / 653ft


40.886, -88.616

(N40° 53' 10", W88° 36' 58")

Grid: EN50QV

Map of Launch Site:
Bernhard Beck-Winchatz

Latex, 200g, Helium



KC9PON-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx


Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, KC9PON
BBECKWIN@depaul.edu


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
200 Using: Helium

Atmospheric CO2 measurement


Thursday
15:00:00 CDT
20:00:00 UTC

2014-08-21

Sunrise:05:51:39
Sunset:20:02:38



DePaul University
(DEPAUL)

Record # 513


Pontiac Township High School
199m / 653ft


40.886, -88.616

(N40° 53' 10", W88° 36' 58")

Grid: EN50QV

Map of Launch Site:
Bernhard Beck-Winchatz

Latex, 200g, Helium



KC9PON-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx


Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, KC9PON
BBECKWIN@depaul.edu


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
200 Using: Helium

Atmospheric CO2 measurement for undergraduate research - flight 2. (flight 1 scheduled for 12:00 PM)


Saturday
12:00:00 EDT
20:00:00 UTC

2014-08-23

Sunrise:05:47:44
Sunset:20:02:17



Rockets, Etc
(RETC)

Record # 508


North Adams, MA
330m / 1,083ft


42.69, -73.13

(N42° 41' 24", W73° 7' 48")

Grid: FN32KQ

Map of Launch Site:
HAB-1

Latex, 600g, Helium



KB1YTY
APRS: 144.390Mhz








Space Available



Alex Zhilyakov, KB1YTY
alex@azzie.net


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
600 Using: Helium

http://RocketsEtc.com


Saturday
08:00:00 CDT
13:00:00 UTC

2014-08-30

Sunrise:06:28:53
Sunset:20:19:19



Nebraska Stratospheric Amateur Radio
(NSTAR)

Record # 509


Treynor HS, Treynor, IA
376m / 1,234ft


41.2306, -95.6083

(N41° 13' 50", W95° 36' 30")

Grid: EN21EF

Map of Launch Site:
NSTAR 14-B

Latex, 1200g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


N9XTN-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz
N9XTN-12
APRS 144.36 MHz






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


Mark Conner, N9XTN
n9xtn@arrl.net


Twitter:
@N9XTN

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1200 Using: Hydrogen




Saturday
08:00:00 CDT
13:00:00 UTC

2014-08-30

Sunrise:06:28:53
Sunset:20:19:19



Nebraska Stratospheric Amateur Radio
(NSTAR)

Record # 505


Treynor HS, Treynor, IA
376m / 1,234ft


41.2306, -95.6083

(N41° 13' 50", W95° 36' 30")

Grid: EN21EF

Map of Launch Site:
NSTAR 14-B

Latex, 1500g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


N9XTN-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz
N9XTN-12
APRS 144.360MHz






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


Mark Conner, N9XTN
n9xtn@arrl.net


Twitter:
@N9XTN

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
1500 Using: Hydrogen

A third APRS payload is possible, freq and callsign TBD. Launch site may change depending on wind forecast.


Sunday
09:00:00


2014-08-31

Sunrise:06:58:31
Sunset:19:05:19



Ballon Radioamateur du Quebec
(BRAQ)

Record # 501


VARENNES, PQ, CANADA
-9999m / -32,805ft


45.673, -73.4273

(N45° 40' 23", W73° 25' 38")

Grid: FN35GQ

Map of Launch Site:
BRAQ 2014-06, SOTA 2014

Latex, 899g, Helium



VE2WMG-11
APRS: 144.800Mhz
VA2RMG-11





http://raqi.ca/braq/


Michel Graveline,
ve2wmg@yahoo.ca


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
899 Using: Helium

Cross Band Repeater for SOTA 2014Input : 445.525 T 103.5Output : 145.560Bilingual Network animated by Gerry VE2AW


Saturday
11:00:00 EDT
15:00:00 UTC

2014-09-20

Sunrise:07:13:15
Sunset:20:04:53



Spaceport Indiana
(SPI)

Record # 475


Knightstown Indiana
313m / 1,027ft


39.8067, -85.5314

(N39° 48' 24", W85° 31' 53")

Grid: EM79FT

Map of Launch Site:
Space Day 2014

Latex, 600g, Helium



WB8ELK-13
APRS: 144.390Mhz
WB8ELK-14
Iridium GPS 443.998






Space Available
http://www.spaceportindiana.com/Index/index.php


Brian Tanner/Bill Brown, WB8ELK
btanner@spaceportindiana.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
600 Using: Helium

Also looking for HAMs who want to teach some sessions at Space Day or set up some demos. Lots of kids and we LOVE to promote Amateur Radio. WE also want to offer some help for those trying to get their license with a help session same day. Please contact us if interested.


Thursday
12:00:00 ULAT
20:00:00 UTC

2014-11-06

Sunrise:09:03:35
Sunset:19:18:25



Shaftesbury High School
(SHARP)

Record # 487


Treherne, Manitoba, Canada (el. 382m)


49.62, -98.69

(N49° 37' 12", W98° 41' 24")

Grid: EN09PO

Map of Launch Site:
SHARP 3.1

Latex, 3000g, Helium



VE4SHS-9
APRS: 144.390Mhz








Space Available
http://shsballoonproject.pbworks.com


Robert Striemer, VE4SHS
rstriemer@pembinatrails.ca


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

spacenear.us
3000 Using: Helium

Launch behind the Treherne high school at exactly 12:00 PM. Altitude reached 117306 feet.

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