The Flying Squirrel #2 Mission

Intro Flying Squirrel #2 (FS2) high altitude balloon is planned for launch the morning of May 19th 2018 at 10AM (approx.) from Lucerne Dry lake bed in Lucerne Valley, CA. FS2 will send telemetry using WSPR to send 6-digit grid squares and uses the FSQ data mode to send more detailed position and telemetry data. […]

FS2 Weather update for May 16th 2018 – Looking GOOD!

Weather forecasts continue to be good for launch on Saturday May 19th.  Winds are predicted to be light. I ran a prediction comparing a theoretical launch today (May 16th) vs our planned launch on the 19th. I combined both predictions into a single graphic below. As you can see the winds today would carry the […]

Launch updates – Launch on Jan 16th from Johnson Valley ,CA.

Jan 16th 2018 Launch day Weather looking very good for FS1 launch this morning. Predictions show a flight path in a South Easterly direction towards Joshua Tree from our planned Johnson Valley, CA launch point. Expecting launch around 1800 UTC. Tune 28.140mhz usb for FSQ telemetry. #HAB #HamRadio Jan 13th 2018 – Update Winds and […]

Mission Launch Anouncement – Flying Squirrel #1

Meet our intrepid explorer Flying Squirrel One. This very brave explorer will be the first Squirrel Engineering project to be launched in to the upper atmosphere lofted by nothing more than a 36 inch Helium filled party balloon. During the flight, our explorer will dutifully report temperature, air pressure and altitude back to mission control […]