HacDC Spaceblimp 3
Planned launch date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 (Rain date November 7, else next weekend).
Launch time: 9:00 AM, Launch should take less than an hour.
Planned Altitude: TBD
Planned Ascent Rate: TBD
Primary Beacon: Tiny Track 4 with 0.5 W transmitter on 144.390 MHz, call sign W3HAC-11. $3 GPS module
Secondary Beacon: Son-of-WhereAVR with ublox GPS. Yaesu VX-1 handi-talkie with 1 W Transmitter, call sign WE3HAC-12, Frequency TBD
Recording accelerometer, air pressure based altimiter, cosmic ray counter
Stay tuned for details!
If you want to get involved or learn more or contribute to the program...
build primary & secondary beacon antenna
altimeter selection & purchase
purchase 32 GB SDHC memory card for video
make weatherproof labels/tags for capsule recovery (laminate, 3d print, laser cut, etc.)
work on CHDK scrips for still cameras
vacuum test Geiger counter
new software for additional sensors (add small uC?)
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