ACES-16 Flight Info


LAUNCH TIME: Wednesday May 26 at 0845 CDT (1345Z)
LAUNCH LOCATION: Lubbock, Tx
BURST TIME: 1528Z
BURST LOCATION:TBD
AVERAGE ASCENT RATE: 928fpm
BURST ALTITUDE: 98,593ft
TOUCHDOWN TIME: 1542Z
TOUCHDOWN LOCATION:


ACES-16:




Live online tracking of ACES-16



K5LSU-11
Primary Beacon
K5LSU-11 Tracker
(Single Window)
K5LSU-11 Range and
Bearing to nearest VOR
K5LSU-11
Raw Packets
W5GIX-11
Secondary Beacon
W5GIX-11 Tracker
(Single Window)
W5GIX-11 Range and
Bearing to nearest VOR
W5GIX-11
Raw Packets
Example K5LSU-11 GPS Position Data - $GPGGA sentence.

K5LSU-11>APRS,WIDE2-1,qAR,K5LSU-5:$GPGGA,223322.00,3023.5869,N,09106.0887,W,1,04,2.57,00006,M,-025,M,,*5F

K5LSU-11 Telemetry Infomation:

example telemetry format: K5LSU-11>APRS,WIDE1*,WIDE2-2,qAR,KB5LS-1:T#nnn,aa.aa,pppp,ccc,ddd,tttt

nnn=telemetry record number
aa.aa=main battery volts
pppp=Pressure (mb)
  ccc=inside temperature in kelvins
ddd=outside temperature in kelvins
tttt=timing reference

Example W5GIX-11 GPS Position Data - $GPGGA sentence.

W5GIX-11>APRS,WIDE2-1,qAR,W5GIX-5:$GPGGA,223322.00,3023.5869,N,09106.0887,W,1,04,2.57,00006,M,-025,M,,*5F

W5GIX-11 Telemetry Infomation:

example telemetry format: W5GIX-11>APRS,WIDE1*,WIDE2-2,qAR,KB5LS-1:T#nnn,aa.aa,bb.bb,ccc,ddd,tttt

nnn=telemetry record number
aa.aa=main battery volts
bb.bb=GPS Battery Volts
  ccc=inside temperature in kelvins
ddd=outside temperature in kelvins
tttt=timing reference



ACES-16 Flight Profiles




Altitude profile data (Excel Workbook)
Altitude profile program (zipped file)




Flight Systems:

Balloon Manufacturer Kaymount
Balloon Type latex
Balloon Size 3000 gram
Nozzle Lift ~17.5 pounds (estimate)
Free Lift % ~5.6 pounds (estimate)
Ascent Rate 1000 fpm (target)
Descent Rate 1200 fpm (estimate)
Peak Altitude 25,000 ft. (target)
Launch Conditions TBD

Payload Configuration:

Parachute: Skyangle 60"
Cutdown Apparatus: Nichrome heating element to melt nylon cord attaching top of parachute to balloon.  Controlled by ground command through location beacon transceiver.  Contains own batteries. Also contains audio beeper.
Primary Beacon: Kenwood TH-D7A(G) transceiver transmitting at 144.390 MHz at about 4 W, Sending ARPS packet data on a 50 second interval, Call sign KF5FPY-11, Trimble Lassen iQ GPS/Active patch antenna
Telemetry, Battery Voltage, Pressure, Temperature (in, out)
Antenna: Half wave flexible J-Pole
Secondary Beacon: MicroTrak TT4 transceiver transmitting 144.390 MHz at 500mW sending APRS packet data every 70s. Call KF5FPX-11
Trimble Lassen iQ GPS/Active patch antenna
Antenna: Half wave flexible J-Pole
CW MORSE BEACON: CW On/Off Keying 15mW 445.925MHz.
100 msec beep, 1 per second Morse ID every 10 Minutes.
BeeLine CW Transmitter -- http://www.bigredbee.com
Structure: Flight train string, spreader bar, payload clips
Total Flight Support System: 2.320 kg
Experiment A: LSU - Measuring Atmospheric Conductivity
Experiment B: LSU -Cosmic Ray Detector
Experiment C: LSU - Measuring Atmospheric Ozone Concentration
Experiment D: LSU - Measuring Temperature, Pressure, Humidity. Imaging the Atmosphere.
Experiment E: LSU - Temperature Sensors - Evaluating Temperature mesasurements through the boundary layer.
Experiment F: Southern University - TBD
   
   
  Total weight of payload string is 11.85 pounds