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Radio check and meet for logistics planning: Nov 1, 7:00 PM at HacDC
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; If you want to get involved or learn more or contribute to the program...
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: [http://hacdc.org/mailman/listinfo/spaceblimp Subscribe to the Spaceblimp email list]
  
Planned launch date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 (Rain date November 7, else next weekend).
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== Photos ==
  
Launch time: 9:00 AM, Launch should take less than an hour.
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[[Image: SB3_teaser_image.jpg | thumb]]
  
Launch Location: Probably along US 81 Between Hagerstown, MD and Edinburg, VA. Specific location, directions and coordinates will be posted on HacDC.org by 7:00 AM day of event.  
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Spaceblimp 3 went up with two still cameras and a non-functioning video camera. There are tons of neat pics from both. These links get you into the series right before liftoff.
  
Coordination/Talk-in: 146.685 repeater input, 146.415 simplex
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* [http://gallery.jbwa.net/SpaceBlimp/SB3/Camera1/?g2_page=11 Camera one: liftoff]
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* [http://gallery.jbwa.net/SpaceBlimp/SB3/Camera2/?g2_page=6 Camera two: liftoff]
  
Planned Altitude: TBD
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These are about as far out as we got before the balloon popped:
  
Planned Ascent Rate: TBD
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* [http://gallery.jbwa.net/SpaceBlimp/SB3/Camera1/?g2_page=30 Camera one: space!]
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* [http://gallery.jbwa.net/SpaceBlimp/SB3/Camera2/?g2_page=38 Camera two: space!]
  
Primary Beacon: Tiny Track 4 with 0.5 W transmitter on 144.390 MHz, call sign W3HAC-11.  $3 GPS module
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And then, recovery:
  
Secondary Beacon: Son-of-WhereAVR with ublox GPS. Yaesu VX-1 handi-talkie with 1 W Transmitter, call sign WE3HAC-12, Frequency TBD
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* [http://gallery.jbwa.net/SpaceBlimp/SB3/Camera2/?g2_page=63 Camera two: land again]
  
Recording accelerometer, air pressure based altimiter, cosmic ray counter
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== The Dataz! (Telemetry) ==
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* Accelerometer data.  Unfortunately, it looks like there was a bug in the code and the second half of the data overwrote the first.  Anyway, here it is.  It's 100 samples per second, start time unknown, but it looks like it captures the pop, some freefall, and the landing.  [[Media:AccelerometerDumpfile 2010-11-13 18-24-41.csv.gz]]
  
Stay tuned for details!
 
  
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== Launch Details ==
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'''PLEASE NOTE - NEW DATE!'''
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{| {{Prettytable|width=600px}}
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!align="right"| Logistics planning and radio check meet:
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| Monday Nov 8, 7:00 PM at HacDC
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!align="right"| Planned launch date:
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| Saturday, November 13, 2010 (Rain date November 14).
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!align="right"| Launch time:
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| 9:00 AM, Launch should take less than an hour.
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!align="right" valign="top"| Launch Location:
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:Time: arrive at 9:00 A.M. (please be on time!)
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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
  
If you want to get involved or learn more or contribute to the program...
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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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|-
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!align="right"| Coordination/Talk-in:
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| 146.415 MHz simplex
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|-
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!align="right"| Planned Altitude:
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| 92,000 feet
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!align="right"| Planned Ascent Rate:
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| 1,000 ft/min
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|-
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!align="right"| Primary Beacon:
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| Tiny Track 4 with 0.5 W transmitter on 144.390 MHz, call sign W3HAC-11 ([http://aprs.fi/?call=W3HAC-11 map]).  $3 GPS module
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|-
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!align="right"| Secondary Beacon:
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| Son-of-WhereAVR with ublox GPS.  Yaesu VX-1 handi-talkie with 1 W Transmitter, call sign W3HAC-12 ([http://aprs.fi/?call=W3HAC-12 map]), Frequency 445.15MHz
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!align="right"| Other sensors:
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| Recording accelerometer, air pressure based altimeter, cosmic ray counter
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|}
  
Subscribe to the Spaceblimp email list http://hacdc.org/mailman/listinfo/spaceblimp
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== Help Wanted: ==
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If you spot something you can handle or wish to learn about, we'd love to have your help. (Seriously, meeting more people like <u>you</u> is major goal of HacDC.)
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* Blog about upcoming flight
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* Document [[HacDC Spaceblimp 1]] on wiki
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* Build primary & secondary beacon antenna
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* Altimeter selection & purchase
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* Purchase 32 GB SDHC memory card for video
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* Build battery pack for video
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* Make weatherproof labels/tags for capsule recovery (laminate, 3d print, laser cut, etc.)
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* Work on CHDK scripts for still cameras
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* Build capsule/rigging/chute
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* Vacuum test Geiger counter
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* New software for additional sensors (add small &mu;C?)
  
Help Wanted:
 
  
blog about upcoming flight, document SB-1 on wiki
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=== Contact Info: ===
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If you would like to help, contact spaceblimp@hacdc.org.
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 scrips for still cameras
 
 
 
build capsule/rigging/chute
 
 
 
vacuum test Geiger counter
 
 
 
new software for additional sensors (add small uC?)
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:55, 3 April 2012

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Photos

SB3 teaser image.jpg

Spaceblimp 3 went up with two still cameras and a non-functioning video camera. There are tons of neat pics from both. These links get you into the series right before liftoff.

These are about as far out as we got before the balloon popped:

And then, recovery:

The Dataz! (Telemetry)

  • Accelerometer data. Unfortunately, it looks like there was a bug in the code and the second half of the data overwrote the first. Anyway, here it is. It's 100 samples per second, start time unknown, but it looks like it captures the pop, some freefall, and the landing. Media:AccelerometerDumpfile 2010-11-13 18-24-41.csv.gz


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:
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