ACES-18 Flight Info


LAUNCH TIME: July 27, 2010 (Tentative)
LAUNCH LOCATION: Aerostar International, Sulphur Springs, Tx
BURST TIME: TBD
BURST LOCATION:TBD
AVERAGE ASCENT RATE: TBD
BURST ALTITUDE: TBD
TOUCHDOWN TIME: TBD
TOUCHDOWN LOCATION:


ACES-18 Frequencies:



Live online tracking of ACES-18


N5IB-11
Primary Beacon
N5IB-11 Tracker
(Single Window)
N5IB-11 Range and
Bearing to nearest VOR
N5IB-11
Raw Packets
Example N5IB-11 GPS Position Data - $GPGGA sentence.

N5IB-11>APRS,WIDE2-1,qAR,N5IB-5:$GPGGA,223322.00,3023.5869,N,09106.0887,W,1,04,2.57,00006,M,-025,M,,*5F

N5IB-11 Telemetry Infomation:

example telemetry format: N5IB-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



Live online tracking of ACES-18

Tracking Information to be discussed with Aerostar



ACES-18 Flight Profiles



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



Flight Systems:

Balloon Manufacturer Aerostar International
Balloon Type Polyethylene
Balloon Size 19,000 cubic foot zero-pressure balloon provided and flown with their C2 control system.
Nozzle Lift ~17.5 pounds (estimate)
Free Lift % ~5.6 pounds (estimate)
Ascent Rate 1000 fpm (target)
Descent Rate 1200 fpm (estimate)
Peak Altitude 98,000 ft. (target)
Launch Conditions TBD

Payload Configuration:

Parachute: Aerostar Supplied
Cutdown Apparatus: Aerostar Supplied
Contingency Beacon: N5IB-11 APRS 144.390MHz
Structure: Flight train string, spreader bar, payload clips
Total Flight Support System: 2.07 kg
Experiment A: Team eV
Experiment B: Team KC
   
  Total weight: TBD