Flight 3 Video posted
Sorry for the delay. The NSP flight #3 video is now uploaded. The recap shows the payload at takeoff, 20kft,40kft,60ft,apogee and landing. Apogee and recovery system development occurs at 2:52 in the video. Flight 3 Video
NSP Flight 2 Results
Flight #2 of the Near Space Photographer (NSP) was a success! The goal of this test was to prove the flight readiness of the on-board computer and modifications to the recovery system to improve reliability. Recorded apogee at 27,669ft. Total flight time of 52 minutes. Below are a few snapshots from the full length video. Video to come soon. Sorry tumblr sucks and ruins my photos. ...
NSP Flight 2 a success
The launch this past Saturday to test the on-board computer and recovery system was a success! Although altitude was not the goal of this flight the computer recorded apogee at 27,669ft. Ascent and descent rates have been found and will be used for future flights Parachute deployed properly this...
tracking has been started for NSP flight 2. we will be launching for Barstow. http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0W5ZoRzxNnLHBYhqSi5lvtQWdHHK6e7qH
NSP Flight 2
With ideal weather conditions and a need to test the on-board flight computer we will be launching this coming Saturday (02-05-2011) around noon. The balloon to be used is not a weather balloon as altitude is not the goal for this launch. In addition to testing the flight readiness of the newly installed on-board computer we will be testing the redesigned payload enclosure. Specifically,...
Inaugural Flight a Sucess 01-09-2011
Despite extreme weather conditions (an average downrange or surface speed of 75mph) the launch of the NSP was a success this past Sunday. The 300g weather balloon was filled with roughly 80 cubic feet of helium to a measured diameter of 5’ 2” and lifted the payload and recovery system to an estimated 70,000 ft above the Earth’s surface. On-board, a micro video camera...