Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Just launched a new balloon payload this morning. As I write, it's headed for Point Arguello at 16,000 feet. More info here later. Above is what the payload looked like the other day during testing.
The payload is a custom board with an OpenTracker+ RT series tracker, temperature and barometric pressure sensor, SRB MX146LV transmitter, two CR123A batteries, a USB interface for configuration, and a Prolific GPS receiver (not the one pictured here). It's all sealed in 2" heat shrink tubing. The temperature just reached 1C, hopefully it'll stay warm enough.