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| Probably along US 81 Between Hagerstown, MD and Edinburg, VA.  
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|Time: arrive at 9:00 A.M. (please be on time!)
Specific location, directions and coordinates will be posted on [http://hacdc.org/ HacDC.org] by 7:00 AM day of event.
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Where: Clear Spring Public Library
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Address: 12624 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722-1361
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Lat/Long: 39.65664, -77.93637
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North on I-270
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Exit 32 to merge onto I-70W
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Exit 18 to merge onto MD-68W
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Left at US-40W/National Pike
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3rd right onto Broadfording RD
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Library is on left
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!align="right"| Coordination/Talk-in:  
 
!align="right"| Coordination/Talk-in:  
| 146.685 MHz repeater input, 146.415 MHz simplex
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Revision as of 20:36, 12 November 2010

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Launch Details

PLEASE NOTE - NEW DATE!

Logistics planning and radio check meet: Monday Nov 8, 7:00 PM at HacDC
Planned launch date: Saturday, November 13, 2010 (Rain date November 14).
Launch time: 9:00 AM, Launch should take less than an hour.
Launch Location: Time: arrive at 9:00 A.M. (please be on time!)

Where: Clear Spring Public Library Address: 12624 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722-1361 Lat/Long: 39.65664, -77.93637

North on I-270

Exit 32 to merge onto I-70W

Exit 18 to merge onto MD-68W

Left at US-40W/National Pike

3rd right onto Broadfording RD

Library is on left

Coordination/Talk-in: 146.415 MHz simplex
Planned Altitude: 92,000 feet
Planned Ascent Rate: 1,000 ft/min
Primary Beacon: Tiny Track 4 with 0.5 W transmitter on 144.390 MHz, call sign W3HAC-11 (map). $3 GPS module
Secondary Beacon: Son-of-WhereAVR with ublox GPS. Yaesu VX-1 handi-talkie with 1 W Transmitter, call sign W3HAC-12 (map), Frequency 445.15MHz
Other sensors: Recording accelerometer, air pressure based altimeter, cosmic ray counter

Help Wanted:

If you spot something you can handle or wish to learn about, we'd love to have your help. (Seriously, meeting more people like you is major goal of HacDC.)

  • Blog about upcoming flight
  • Document HacDC Spaceblimp 1 on wiki
  • Build primary & secondary beacon antenna
  • Altimeter selection & purchase
  • Purchase 32 GB SDHC memory card for video
  • Build battery pack for video
  • Make weatherproof labels/tags for capsule recovery (laminate, 3d print, laser cut, etc.)
  • Work on CHDK scripts for still cameras
  • Build capsule/rigging/chute
  • Vacuum test Geiger counter
  • New software for additional sensors (add small μC?)


Contact Info:

If you would like to help, contact spaceblimp@hacdc.org.

HacDC Spaceblimp Project:
Main Page Press Page First Launch (Found) Second Launch (Successful)
Third Launch (Successful) Fourth Launch (Successful) Fifth Launch (3% short of goal) Sixth Launch (Successful) Seventh Launch (Successful)


HacDC Spaceblimp Team Contact Info:
spaceblimp@hacdc.org
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