ACES-06 Flight Info


LAUNCH TIME:May 23, 2007 7:30am CDT
LAUNCH LOCATION: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas (31.78317 deg N, 95.72333 deg W)
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Live online tracking of the flight was available


Flight Systems:

Balloon Manufacturer Kaymount
Balloon Type latex
Balloon Size 3000 gram
Nozzle Lift ~17.6 pounds (estimate)
Free Lift % ~5.6 pounds (estimate)z
Ascent Rate 1000 fpm (target)
Descent Rate 1200 fpm (estimate)
Peak Altitude 105,000 ft. (target)
Launch Conditions


Payload Configuration:

Parachute: Skyangle 60" - 323 grams
Cutdown Apparatus: Nichrome heating element to melt nylon cord attaching top of parachute to balloon.  Controlled by ground command through location beacon transceiver.  An audio location beeper is included. Contains own batteries and battery heater - 215 grams
Lagnape: QSL Cards (32 grams) Modulated FM Morse Code beacon every 45 seconds, Radio Shack HTX-400 transceiver transmitting at 445.950 MHz at about 300 mW, Flexible half wave J-pole antenna, PIC 16F84A microcontroller and DTMF command decoder - 385 grams
Primary Beacon: Kenwood TH-D7 transceiver transmitting at 144.340 MHz at about 4 W, Sending ARPS packet data on a 30 second interval, Call sign K5LSU-11, Garmin GPS-25LVS, Passive conformal patch antenna for GPS - 777 grams
Antenna: Half wave flexible J-Pole - 80 grams
Experiment A: LSU-ME, Solar Cell Efficiency (488 grams)
Experiment B: LSU-PHYS, SPANDEX, Solar Cell Efficiency (522 grams)
Experiment C: McNeese, MLAGSE, Record and measure sound velocity (347 grams)
Experiment D: LaTech Skeye, Video Camera (200 grams)
Secondary Beacon: Kenwood TH-D7 transceiver transmitting at 144.340 MHz at about 4 W, Sending ARPS packet data on a 60 second interval, Call sign W5GIX-11, Garmin GPS-25LVS, Passive conformal patch antenna for GPS - 670 grams
Antenna: Half wave flexible J-Pole - 80 grams
Structure: Flight train string, spreader bar, payload clips - 125 grams
   
   
  Total weight of payload string is < 12 pounds