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Team Near Space Circus

A PYPTUG community project

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Team Near Space Circus

A PYPTUG community project

Team Near Space Circus

In collaboration with High Point University

Team Near Space Circus

And our sponsors

First meeting

 

Wednesday January 21st 2015.

This was to cover the basic information, the requirements for the GSBC (Global Space Balloon Challenge) and to start assigning tasks.

 

 

After watching the video of HPU's 2013 launch, Brad Barlow talked a bit about their experience, some tips for the team.

The launch team

C. Shepard, J. Clouse, F. Dion, B. Wright, A. Titus, M. DeWitt, G. Rich

The vehicle

  • Radar Reflector
  • GPS & APRS
  • Payload
  • Picavet
  • Parachute
  • Balloon

The launch

(Planned)

  • April 21st 2015
  • Planned 7:00am
  • RayLen Vineyards in Mocksville, NC
  • 35.97 N , 80.50 W
  • 60,000 ft at 7:54am at location 36.12 N, 79.45 W
  • DIAMETER: 7 ft at LAUNCH, 26 ft at BURST
  • Balloon burst around 100,000 ft
  • IMPACT:  at 9:02 am (2h02 flight time)
  • 36.21 N, 78.71 W
  • 7 miles North of Butner / 20 mi NNE of Durham

The launch

(Actual)

  • April 21st 2015
  • Start 7:55am, off the ground 7:57am
  • RayLen Vineyards in Mocksville, NC
  • 35.97 N , 80.50 W
  • DIAMETER: 7 ft at LAUNCH, 26 ft at BURST
  • Balloon burst > 80,000 ft (9:05:57am)
  • IMPACT:  at 9:39 am (1h32 flight time)
  • 36.24964, -79.10251
  • In Hurdle Mills, NC, North of Hillsborough

The flight

The recovery

Recovery team 1

Francois Dion & Martin DeWitt

Recovery team 2

Aaron Titus & Brent Wright

The recovery

(part deux)

Jeff Clouse first heard from the SPOT

Recovery team 1

Aaron Titus & Martin Dewitt

Recovery team 2

Yves Dion & Francois Dion

Slides

36.24964, -79.10251

1415 McCullock Loop Rd
Hurdle Mills, NC 27541

Pam McCullock Rogers, Aaron Titus, Jerry McCullock, Francois Dion, Martin DeWitt, Betty McCullock

Thanks to all who participated:

PYPTUG members

Inmar marketing department

High Point University faculty

High Point University Students

Wake Forest University faculty

Our family members

 

From Team Near Space Circus:

Drew Bennet, Jeff Clouse, Martin DeWitt, Francois Dion, Max Maurer, Graham Rich, Christopher Shepard, Aaron Titus, Brent Wright

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