Flying Squirrel #1 – A success
A quick Synopsis
More details will follow after I can clean up the data, but here are the flight statistics collected from the balloon telemetry. The flight was a lot of fun and a success!
Flight Quick Stats
Launch Date 201-1-16
Time of lift-off: 19:24 UTC 11:24 AM PST
Launch Location: Anderson Dry Lake Johnson Valley, OHV Area CA
Launch Coordinates: 34.5611N 116.7763W Elevation 995.1M
Max Altitude above Sea Level (Metric): 13273.95m Temp: -20.5c Air Pressure: 156.16hPa
Max Altitude above Sea Level (English): 43549.7 Ft 8.24 Miles Temp -4.9F
Los of Signal (Aprox) 2018-1-17 7:50 UTC 3:50pm 2018-1-16 PST
Duration of Telemetry: 4 Hrs 26 minutes.
Loss of signal (LOS) likely due to battery failure. Balloon did not appear to have burst because it was in decent at the time of LOS. A partial signal was observed as late at 8:15 UTC 4:15 PST, but it seemed to be erratic and was not decoded.
Thank you to Eric KB6BZZ and Mike KA9CQL for their assistance launching and observing this flight. It would have been a lot less fun and a whole lot more effort without your hands and wits.