HacDC Spaceblimp 3
Radio check and meet for logistics planning: Nov 1, 7:00 PM at HacDC
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.
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.
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...
Subscribe to the Spaceblimp email list http://hacdc.org/mailman/listinfo/spaceblimp
blog about upcoming flight, document SB-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 scrips for still cameras
vacuum test Geiger counter
new software for additional sensors (add small uC?)
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