HAMSTER -2(High Altitude Multi-payload Student Teaching and Educational Resource) is Kentucky Space’s latest high-altitude balloon mission, and will launch on August 27, 2011. Its payload, DropZone!, will be flying logos that will be pictured hanging at the edge of space. DropZone! is part of a larger plan to connect local communities with the science education of their middle school students.
|Launch Location||Date||Time||GPS Coordinates|
4001 Athens-Boonesboro Rd.
Lexington, KY 40509
|August 27, 2011||10:00 EDT||37.986391, -84.424998|
Latest Predicted Flight Path (8/27/2011 11:39am EST):
Actual Flight Path:
UPDATE: 12:45pm EST 08/27/2011 SSL received SPOT track GPS location indicating mission success!
Spot Tracker Satellite Data can be found here HERE
During flight, the balloon APRS feed can be tracked live HERE
Frequencies of Transmitting Hardware:
|APRS Beacon||144.390MHz||300 mW||GPS Coordinates||KK4AJH|