Next Launch

Near space is the poorman's space program. It permits you to fly experiments into a space like environment for a faction of the cost of a satellite launch. This forum is where Nuts and Volts readers can share information and data from near space missions - both past flights and those under preparation.

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Next Launch

Post by Paul Verhage » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:40 am

Helium is getting in short supply in places across the US. I'm planning to launch with NSTAR ( out of Omaha this weekend and if helium is unavailable, we'll try hydrogen. H2 provides 8% more lift than He and costs less. It's also plentiful.

You can track this flight at by selecting for the callsigns KD4STH-12 and KD4STH-13.

Onboard are several experiments including an IR thermometer and several Geiger counters.


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