HAMSTER (High Altitude Multi-payload Student Teaching and Educational Resource) is Kentucky Space’s latest high-altitude balloon mission, successfully launched April 17, 2011. This balloon carried a variety of payloads to capture images from space, test avionics for future balloon missions, and a new avionics payload system developed by a University of Kentucky Senior design team.
|Launch Location||Date||Time||GPS Coordinates|
4001 Athens-Boonesboro Rd.
Lexington, KY 40509
|Launched and recovered
April 17, 2011
Frequencies of Transmitting Hardware:
|APRS Beacon||144.39 MHz||300 mW||GPS Coordinates||KK4AJI-11|
|Simplex Voice Repeater||447.15 MHz||2 W||HAM voice repeater||KJ4HVJ-11|
|CW Beacon||146.65 MHz||50 mW||Morse Beacon||KI4KXM-11|
|Senior Design Payload||902-928 MHz FH55||100 mW||GPS and Exp. Telemetry||–|