[aprssig] FW: Solar tetroon Sky Diamond 9 aloft

Rochte, Robert rrochte at gpacademy.org
Tue Mar 7 09:53:47 CST 2006

This might have already made the list (don't know, I just re-subscribed),
but below is our flight announcement from this morning.

(Yes, I know the beacon interval is too darned fast - forgot to switch it
back after testing a few days ago!)


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rochte, Robert 
>Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 9:31 AM
>Subject: Solar tetroon Sky Diamond 9 aloft
>Sky Diamond 9, a 2500 cubic foot solar tetroon constructed by 
>fifth grade students at the Grosse Pointe Academy, is aloft 
>now.  This is our first operational test of a balloon built 
>with adhesive tape - wish us luck!
>The balloon can be tracked here:
>And here:
>Robert KC8UCH
>Robert Rochte
>Director of Technology
>The Grosse Pointe Academy
>171 Lake Shore Road
>Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236
>+1 313.886.1221 x155 Voice

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