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 (www.nstar.org) 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 aprs.fi by selecting for the callsigns KD4STH-12 and KD4STH-13.

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

Paul

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