The LSU HASP (High Altitude Student Platform) project expects to make a launch attempt in the early morning on Monday Sept 7 around 7:30 AM MDT.
See http://laspace.lsu.edu/hasp/ http://laspace.lsu.edu/hasp/ for details.
is a pretty big payload platform, using a 12 million cubic foot zero
pressure balloon lifting about 2000 pounds to an altitude of about
Jack (W7JLC) and Bryan (W7BNW) from Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University have installed a cross-band repeater along with
the assortment of science payloads.
Uplink: 145.560 MHZ, 162.2 tone access
Downlink: 445.525 MHz
When crossband is not active, APRS on 445.925 MHz
Launch is from Ft. Sumner NM, and the balloon will drift generally westward.
it reaches its float alitude of 125,000 ft the radio footprint will be
almost 1000 miles in diameter, reaching roughly from Dallas and San
Antonio to Phoenix and up past Denver to Ft. Collins, and down to
Chihuahua in Mexico.
The flight duration is expected to be 15 to 20 hours.
invite hams to try it out. If you do and want to report back to me
firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com I'll collect reports to forward to
Have fun, 73