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Thank-you Video

Below is a thank-you video…to all the people who helped make the mission a success. This is not how it ends….the adventure has only JUST begun…..

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Temperature inside and outside of the payload

In this post is a graph of internal and external temperature (all in Kelvin) against time. The graph we see is very much expected and we are fortunate it was like this as the batteries would not have worked terribly … Continue reading

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Analysing the mission

Overall, the flight went exceedingly well. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will go through some of results/measurements. We sum up in this Post what went well and what didn’t go so well. Quick Analysis The radio … Continue reading

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Details on the recovery of the payload

We successfully recovered the payload on Saturday the 8th of November. It was a very big exercise that required a lot of careful thought and planning. This Post goes over some of the details of this. The Landing The payload … Continue reading

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More Pictures

More pictures taken aboard the payload are below:-

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We Did it!

We performed the Balloon Launch today! Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to recover it because it is so far off the “beaten” track. However, it has been a stunning success. We were able to track it the entire launch, except … Continue reading

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Notice to Airmen

We have had a NOTAM created, so we have completed all steps to ensure we comply with the launch. For those interested, the NOTAM is:- GG YSCBNOFE 300144 YBBBZEZX C1584/14 NOTAMN Q) YBBB/QWLLW/IV/M/W/000/999/ A) YBBB B) 1410312000 C) 1411070700 E) … Continue reading

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Flight Exemption received

We have received the exemption required for the flight. We have been going over the conditions attached to this exemption to ensure that we meet them. Two conditions are:- 1. We must have a NOATM published. CASA are able to … Continue reading

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Countdown – 5 Days to go

Five days till the launch. We have :- Collected the two Helium Gas Cylinders, and We have the majority of the launch components packed away boxes, all clearly labelled, etc. We are still putting the finishing touches on the documentation. … Continue reading

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Last 2 weeks until launch

Continual Improvement Even as we draw closer to the launch date, we are continually making refinements to the launch procedures and devices to mitigate possible risks. Some of the risks have been identified and listed below:- One risk is that … Continue reading

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