[aprssig] Fwd: [Balloon_Sked] CNSP Launch announcement

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 2 00:40:56 EST 2012

Hmmmm!  Strange... Findu is reporting its last ground test as :

7068.3 miles southeast of MCMURDO SOUND, ANTARCTICA 

Guess I know what I'll be stealing time to look at this week...

73, Steve, K9DCI  USN (Vet)  MOT (Ret)  Ham (Yet)

--- Mark Conner  wrote:

> 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  http://www.CNSP-Inc.com

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