Horus 15.5 a HUGE success!

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Mark Jessop

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Aug 20, 2011, 5:10:23 PM8/20/11
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We reached 40575m altitude!

More info, and launch video is available here: http://rfhead.net/?p=366

- Mark

Michael Shiloh

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Aug 20, 2011, 5:43:23 PM8/20/11
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Congratulations!

The sound of the wind during the launch, and the undulating balloon,
reminds me of the ball in "The Prisoner". Didn't it make a sound like that?

Perhaps someday in the far future someone will recover the payload and
will see pictures from the balloon.

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Mark Jessop

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Aug 20, 2011, 6:15:02 PM8/20/11
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On 20/08/11 10:43 PM, Michael Shiloh wrote:
> Congratulations!
>
> The sound of the wind during the launch, and the undulating balloon,
> reminds me of the ball in "The Prisoner". Didn't it make a sound like
> that?

Oh yes, I was constantly reminded of 'rover' during the launch.


>
> Perhaps someday in the far future someone will recover the payload and
> will see pictures from the balloon.

No camera on this flight. We needed to keep the weight as low as
possible to get altitude.

- Mark

Monty

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Aug 20, 2011, 6:20:34 PM8/20/11
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Congratulations.

Having designated under the Horus project does that mean you can no
longer claim to have recovered all your payloads? :P

Mark Jessop

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Aug 20, 2011, 6:44:51 PM8/20/11
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On 20/08/11 11:20 PM, Monty wrote:
> Having designated under the Horus project does that mean you can no
> longer claim to have recovered all your payloads? :P

We've recovered all payloads that were launched in Australia. Doing the
same in the UK is a bit harder. :-)

- Mark

Tweaker

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Aug 21, 2011, 4:15:59 AM8/21/11
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Congratulations to the successful launch!
Saw you also had an interest in "foxhunting"/RDF.Hmmm...Used to do
that way back in the days...Interesting hobby

Tom

wyan

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Aug 21, 2011, 4:58:39 AM8/21/11
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Great!

Are you already planning the next launch? :-)

Darkside

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Aug 22, 2011, 3:40:48 PM8/22/11
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I sure am!

The next will launch will be even lighter, and hopefully go higher!

Attached is the MicroNut PCB I've been working on for the last few days. 5x2.2cm in size, not including GPS antenna.

- Mark
MicroNut.jpg

Yuan

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Aug 22, 2011, 5:39:44 PM8/22/11
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Awesome! Any space for an SD card or EEPROM for datalogging? (A
64kbyte I2C EEPROM in SOT223 would set you back less than £1, there's
one built onto Forebrain)
>  MicroNut.jpg
> 243KViewDownload

Toby Catlin

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Aug 23, 2011, 8:56:01 AM8/23/11
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