ACES-01 Flight Info

LAUNCH TIME: May 21, 2003 @ 12:20:00 UTC
LAUNCH LOCATION: Palestine, Texas
CUTDOWN TIME: 14:09:00 UTC
AVERAGE ASCENT RATE:
CUTDOWN ALTITUDE: 98,179ft
TOUCHDOWN TIME: 14:44:00 UTC
TOUCHDOWN LOCATION: Latitude: 31.47067N Longitude: 94.78467W

ACES-01 Frequencies:
Primary Beacon: 144.340 MHz, ID: K5LSU-1
Secondary Beacon: 445.975 MHz, ID: K5LSU-2


Live online tracking of ACES-01
Valid only during flight operations
K5LSU-1 Primary Beacon K5LSU-1 Tracker (single window) K5LSU-1 Range and Bearing to nearest VOR K5LSU-1 Raw Packets
K5LSU-2 Secondary Beacon K5LSU-2 Tracker (single window) K5LSU-2 Range and Bearing to nearest VOR K5LSU-2 Raw Packets
Example K5LSU-1 GPS Position Data – $GPGGA sentence.
K5LSU-1>APTT4,WIDE2-1:/143928h3024.74N/09110.75WO000/000/A=000075!wP0!
K5LSU-1 Telemetry Infomation:
example telemetry format: K5LSU-1>APTT4,WIDE2-1:T#000,12.48,0004,305,304,0009
telemetry decode format: K5LSU-1>APRS,WIDE2-1,qAR,KB5LS-1:T#nnn,aa.aa,xxxx,ccc,ddd,tttt

nnn=telemetry record number   ccc=inside temperature in kelvins
aa.aa=main battery volts      ddd=outside temperature in kelvins
xxxx=NOT USED        tttt=timing reference
Example K5LSU-2 GPS Position Data – APRS Text format.
K5LSU-2>APTT4,WIDE2-1:/143928h3024.74N/09110.75WO000/000/A=000075!wP0!
K5LSU-2 Telemetry Infomation:
example telemetry format: K5LSU-2>APTT4,WIDE2-1:T#000,12.48,0004,305,304,0009
telemetry decode format: K5LSU-2>APRS,WIDE2-1,qAR,KB5LS-1:T#nnn,aa.aa,xxxx,ccc,ddd,tttt

nnn=telemetry record number   ccc=inside temperature in kelvins
aa.aa=main battery volts      ddd=outside temperature in kelvins
xxxx=NOT USED        tttt=timing reference

Live Map Tracking. Only valid during an active flight


Flight Systems:

Balloon Manufacturer Scientific Sales
Balloon Type latex
Balloon Size 2000 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 100,000 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: MicroTrak TT4 transceiver transmitting MHz at 500mW sending APRS packet data every 37s. Call K5LSU-1
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 445.975 MHz MHz at 500mW sending APRS packet data every 79s. Call K5LSU-2
Trimble Lassen iQ GPS/Active patch antenna.
Telemetry, Battery Voltage, Pressure, Temperature (in, out)
Antenna: Half wave flexible J-Pole
Structure: Flight train string, spreader bar, payload clips
Total Flight Support System: TBA
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  Total Weight = 11 lbs