Balloon Flight D-2, 28th October 2013
This is my first test to use the Jetstream extensive. For this flight the software has been modified due to GPS hops and the antenna has been shortened at
the ground wire to save weight.
In the storm the balloon reached a top speed about 175 kph. The balloon was hammered down by rain near by Kirov, Russia. A few days after landing there
appeared a newspaper article:
Payload: Pecan Pico 4
Payload weight: 21.2g
Balloon lift: 25.46g
Total lift: 4.26g
Frequency: 145.300 Mhz USB, vertical polarized
Mode: RTTY 50/425 7N2
Power: 10 mW
Transmission Cycle (3-6 min):
- Single Beep: Sleep
- Double Beep: GPS/GLONASS Acquisition
- Triple Beep: Announces Transmission
Balloon: Foil Balloon - Qualatex 36"
Battery: Varta Lithium AA
Launch time: 28th
October 2013 - 2132Z
Last know position: 29th
October 2013 - 1508Z
Distance traveled: 2,318.3 km
Image 1: Payload weight differs because zippers are not included in the image.