ACES-19 Flight Info


LAUNCH TIME: July 28, 2010 (Tentative)
LAUNCH LOCATION: Aerostar International, Sulphur Springs, Tx
BURST TIME: TBD
BURST LOCATION:TBD
AVERAGE ASCENT RATE: TBD
BURST ALTITUDE: 35,00ft Maximum
TOUCHDOWN TIME: TBD
TOUCHDOWN LOCATION:


ACES-19 Frequencies:




Live online tracking of ACES-19


KF5FPY-11
Primary Beacon
KF5FPY-11 Tracker
(Single Window)
KF5FPY-11 Range and
Bearing to nearest VOR
KF5FPY-11
Raw Packets
KF5FPX-11
Secondary Beacon
KF5FPX-11 Tracker
(Single Window)
KF5FPX-11 Range and
Bearing to nearest VOR
KF5FPX-11
Raw Packets
Example KF5FPY-11 GPS Position Data - $GPGGA sentence.

KF5FPY-11>APRS,WIDE2-1,qAR,KF5FPY-5:$GPGGA,223322.00,3023.5869,N,09106.0887,W,1,04,2.57,00006,M,-025,M,,*5F

KF5FPY-11 Telemetry Infomation:

example telemetry format: KF5FPY-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 KF5FPX-11 GPS Position Data - APRS Text Format

KF5FPX-11>APTT4,WIDE2-1,qAR,KF5FPY-5:/213044h3024.74N/09110.75WO000/000/A=000092!w[1!

No Secondary Beacon Telemetry Included.



ACES-19 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 1400 fpm (estimate)
Peak Altitude 35,000 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 60 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 65s. Call KF5FPX-11
Trimble Lassen iQ GPS/Active patch antenna
Antenna: Half wave flexible J-Pole
CW MORSE BEACON: CW On/Off Keying 15mW 445.900MHz.
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: 2.060 kg
Experiment A: HABITAT Sampling Payload
Experiment B: HABITAT Control Payload
*Experiment C:
(Tentative)
Downward looking video camera
   
  Total weight: TBD