April 13, 2008
This flight is a test of an experimental balloon envelope. Hopefully it will acheive float at some altitude.
Launch Time: Approx 5pm Eastern, 4/13/08 Launch Location: Cambridge, MA Downlink Frequency: 10.143 MHz Reception Reports to: w1mx-balloon AT mit.edu
- Launch at 5:20pm EST
- UPDATE (6pm): Became roughly neutral at around 10,000 feet and is now sinking slowly.
- UPDATE (6:20pm): Seems that for some reason the low-order digits of the altitude are getting dropped ocassionally. Valid altitudes have five digits, followed by ’M’ for meters.
- UPDATE (7:05pm): GPS has lost lock for some reason, last fix at 230210z.
- UPDATE (10:00pm): After a long outage, GPS has returned. Balloon has landed on ocean surface, and is drifting along. Still transmitting. Please send your reports!