ACES-22 Flight Info


LAUNCH TIME: Jan 06, 2011 (Tentative)
LAUNCH LOCATION: West of Clinton, La
BURST TIME: TBD
BURST LOCATION:TBD
AVERAGE ASCENT RATE: TBD
BURST ALTITUDE: 20,000ft Maximum
TOUCHDOWN TIME: TBD
TOUCHDOWN LOCATION:


ACES-22 Frequencies:




Live online tracking of ACES-22



K5LSU-11
Primary Beacon
K5LSU-11 Tracker
(Single Window)
K5LSU-11 Range and
Bearing to nearest VOR
K5LSU-11
Raw Packets
W5YW-11
Secondary Beacon
W5YW-11 Tracker
(Single Window)
W5YW-11 Range and
Bearing to nearest VOR
W5YW-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 W5YW-11 GPS Position Data - $GPGGA sentence.

W5YW-11>APRS,WIDE2-1,qAR,W5YW-5:$GPGGA,223322.00,3023.5869,N,09106.0887,W,1,04,2.57,00006,M,-025,M,,*5F

W5YW-11 Telemetry Infomation:

example telemetry format: W5YW-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-22 Flight Profiles



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



Flight Systems:

Balloon Manufacturer Kaymount
Balloon Type latex
Balloon Size 1500 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 20,000 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 K5LSU-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 W5YW-11
Trimble Lassen iQ GPS/Active patch antenna
Antenna: Half wave flexible J-Pole
Structure: Flight train string, spreader bar, payload clips
Total Flight Support System: 2.320 kg
Experiment A: Team Teachers: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity Payload
Experiment B: Team UM: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity Payload
Experiment C: Team USM: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity Payload
Experiment D: Download Looking Video Camera and UHF Simplex Repeater (445.950 Mhz 100.0 Tone)
  Total weight: ~1100g