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
Jacobson Park
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:

Radio Frequency Power Data Call Sign
 APRS Beacon  144.390MHz  300 mW  GPS Coordinates  KK4AJH

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