FS #5 Launch Update 2010-03-12 – Cancelled
The weather forecast for Saturday is not looking good and the launch of FS5 will be postponed for better weather conditions. Stay tuned for an new date. The first wave of a cut-off low pressure system zeroing in on Southern California passed yesterday with a lot of needed rain. The predictions are that this system […]
FS #5 launch update 2020-3-10
The primary launch date of March 14th is looking good. There is a large and wet weather system passing through southern California for the next few days, but the predictions are for sunny weather on Saturday March 14th 9AM out in the Mojave desert launch locations. The only major concern at this point is what […]
Flying Squirrel #5 launch date is set for March 14th 2020
Save the date. FS#5 is planned to launch on Saturday March 14th, 2020. If the weather conditions are not right on this date, Sunday March 22 will be the backup date. Launch time will be approximately 9AM to take advantage of calm winds at ground level. The launch will likely be in one of the […]
Flying Squirrel #5 – Getting ready for a March 2020 launch.
Its been a busy season around the Squirrel Engineering labs. But silently in the background Flying Squirrel #5 (FS5) has been taking shape. Based on a whole new radio telemetry design, FS5 is using APRS to relay data back to the ground. This has some major advantages over the HF signals sent by prior flying […]