A2 Aug 8th 2010
This was our official launch for the Hackerspaces in Space competition.
At 12:13:00 08/08/2010
Recovered at 2:44:45 08/08/2010
High of 84° partly cloudy with winds gusting at 10-15mph.
KCI 1000 from Kaymont.
Scavenged Styrofoam cooler.
3.6' orange ripstop nylon round parachute with eight 7' lines to the payload. 5" center vent with one 15' line to the balloon. Grommeted cord connection points.
A home built controller based on the Micro-Trak 300 from Byonics. The radio module was a Radiometrix HX1-144.390-3. The GPS was a high altitude gps from Argent Data systems (https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=144).
A damaged but mostly funtional Canon PowerShot SD300 using the CHDK firmware.
None other than the camera and tracker.
Tracked over the APRS network.
The balloon made it to 97497 ft!
APRS track on aprs.fi: http://aprs.fi/?call=kb3tan-11&dt=1281225600&mt=roadmap&z=11&timerange=3600