HacDC Spaceblimp 3

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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: 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.

Coordination/Talk-in: 146.685 MHz repeater input, 146.415 MHz simplex
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
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 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 scripts for still cameras
  • Build capsule/rigging/chute
  • Vacuum test Geiger counter
  • New software for additional sensors (add small μC?)


Contact Info:

Who do you contact if you would like to help?
I have no idea, ha!
For the moment, leave a note on this page's discussion page.

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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