JHAB-6 – Part Duex
Balloon Launch Status
Launch Readiness Status go
Launch readiness has been evaluated, and is currently GO. No foreseeable issues with launch progress.
Launch Completed: 01/04/2013 @ 10:00completed
This balloon was launched on 01/04/2013 at 10:00. Launch was completed at 11:52.
Mission Flight Director name Joshua Nagel email firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Launch
Second launch with the indie movie team in an attempt to capture the footage required for their movie. Trying something different this time; prior to launch, we tethered the payload for a controlled ascent and descent to ensure we captured what they are looking for, then we launched. Short flight, estimated at 1h56m total time.
Post-flight - Awesome launch today, we captured some great footage and the flight wen't flawless. It reached a max altitude of 24,559m (80,574f) with a little shorter flight time of 1h25m vs. the planned 1h56m, which caused our predicted landing zone to change and actually made recovery a little easier; it landed in a large remote ranch house. The owner was very nice and let us in to recover.
We finally captured the entire flight, including burst and descent! We celebrated our success with a good burger at the Burger Depot (http://www.yelp.com/biz/burger-depot-lucerne-valley ) If you find yourself at the edge of the earth, I highly recommended it!
Distance from launch to recovery: 24.5mi/39.6Km
Max Speed: 169.16 mph (272Kmph) at 66606ft (20301m)
Shot 100% on the new HERO3® camera from http://GoPro.com.
Payload Weight: 1.724 kilograms / 3.7928 pounds
The weight of the payload in kilograms.
Balloon Weight: .8 kilograms / 1.76 pounds
The weight of the balloon in kilograms.
Two GoPro Hero3's, APRS radio, Trent USB power supply
Post Flight Details
Flight PathDownload KMZ File KJ6UXA-6
The KMZ file contains all the packets collected via the Amateur Radio Network, viewable in google earth. If you download the file into Google Earth, you can view the 3D version.
Landing LocationOpen in Google Maps
Landing Time: 11:52
The time that the balloon landed on the ground.
Flight Time: 01:24:46
The length of time that the balloon was airborne. Formatted as HH:MM:SS.
Maximum Altitude: 24.55987 kilometers / 15.26 miles
The maximum altitude the balloon reaches in kilometres.