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Balloon 8 – 11.2020

On November 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 near Stalpu, Buzau we will attempt to launch a stratospheric balloon. To follow it live, check out the technical details.

Technical information

  • 1200g latex balloon, filled with approximately 3.5m3 of Helium.
  • Maximum altitude: approx. 30-31km.
  • Flight time: approx. 2h.
  • Payload included:
    • Crossband repeater (Retevis RT23). Technical details here.
    • Custom GPS tracker with APRS (VHF), including an onboard data logger.
    • Reprogrammed RS41 radiosonde (UHF), sending APRS and RTTY messages.
    • GPS receivers with data loggers.
    • Photo camera (one photo every 2 seconds).

Predicted flight path: