Category Archives: Technical

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…..

Posted in Technical | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Technical | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Technical | Leave a comment

More Pictures

More pictures taken aboard the payload are below:-

Posted in Technical | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Technical | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Technical | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Technical | Leave a comment

Radar Reflector

There was much thought and time spent trying to find a suitable design/construction procedure for a radar reflector. There are several ones on the Internet, e.g. Instructables one, but they did not seem that practical/suitable. This post describes how our … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Technical | Leave a comment

Inclusion of Map in Tracking

The Balloon can in some cases travel quite far distances and so tracking the balloon needs to be as easy as possible. Much useful data, like GPS co-ordinates, speed and direction are already gathered. We also calculate and display the … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Leave a comment

Progress as of 20th August

It has been a while since the last post, so I thought it would be a good idea to provide an update in the progress of the project. The application for flight is still with CASA/AirServices. Some good progress has … Continue reading

Posted in Technical | Leave a comment