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[aprssig] K6RPT-14 APRS Balloon Launch Underway!

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Aug 30 12:17:26 UTC 2010



California Near Space Project - High Altitude Attempt (K6RPT-14)


California Near Space Project (CNSP) is preparing to launch a high altitude balloon into the stratosphere on Monday August 30, 2010 at 5:00 a.m.

The launch will take place at 4954 Almaden Expressway - San Jose, CA  95118  (37.25945  -121.87479)

The weather balloon will be filled with a 137 cubic feet of helium to a diameter of 6.4 feet and will ascend around 730 feet per minute.  When the balloon reaches its maximum altitude it will expand to a diameter of 42 feet and then burst.

      <http://www.CaliforniaNearSpaceProject.com>


Watch the track on both UI-View and on a 3D Topo Map display at:

      <http://wa8lmf.net/LiveTrack>

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