[aprssig] Fwd: [Balloon_Sked] CNSP Launch announcement

Mark Conner mconner1 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 21:50:28 EST 2012

See below for an announcement regarding a long-distance APRS-equipped
floater, and the website listed for additional details.  With some
luck, this balloon may make the European coast before the batteries
expire or the balloon gives up.  CNSP is the same group that launched
the transatlantic floater last year that made it to the western
Mediterranean from California.

Weather at the launch site is a little iffy for Sunday evening, with
rain ending near launch time.  A delay of 24 hours is possible if the
rain persists.

73 de Mark N9XTN

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: k6rpt <Ron at mysystem.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM
Subject: [Balloon_Sked] CNSP Launch announcement
To: Balloon_Sked at yahoogroups.com

California Near Space Project (CNSP) is scheduled to launch a
stratospheric floater on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 4:45 p.m. (PST),
weather permitting.

Mark Conner, N9XTN, from NSTAR is working with us on this project and
has given CNSP the final ok to launch.

CNSP will be filling indoors using a floating arm scale which allows
the fill to be very accurate.

APRS updates will be every two minutes with a total run time of 60
hours. The APRS tracker will report voltage during the flight.

Flight # CNSP-18 (K6RPT-12)

-Ron K6RPT

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