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Apr 16

HABEX -10: Information Sheet & Payload Pics

High Altitude Balloon Experiment

HABEX @ Lichtenburg Airport

Information sheet: -

 

Launch date                  :           25 April 2015

Launch time                  :           06:00 SAST

 

GPS format: -                           All GPS formats to be Degrees, Decimal Minutes

 

Abort conditions: –                 -     Payload moving into TMA

-       Payload moving into Botswana

Launch site: -

Lichtenburg Airport: -                 FALI

Latitude: –                                 26°10’32.52″S

Longitude: –                              26°11’4.56″E

Payload data

 

Target payload weight   :           1 Kg

Internet                         :           http://aprs.fi/  Search for the payload callsigns

Operational                   :           06h00 AM until recovery

 

APRS   :           ZS6COG-11      144.800Mhz

Release Mechanism :           Door Lock Actuator

Parachute  :           1.5m diameter, lightweight material.

 

Parrot repeater   :           Rx Tx 438.550Mhz Simplex No Tones Maximum 60 Seconds Talk Time

 

Camera APRS :           ZS6COG-12      144.800Mhz

Camera Mode :           SSTV on FM

Freq  :           433-400 MHz FM

Mode :           Scottie 1

Balloon Data: -

Material:                        :           Natural Latex

Tensile Strength            :           16,7 Mpa

Elongation / Stretch       :           560%

Maximum Lift                :           2000 – 2100 g

Length                          :           3200 – 3600 mm

Colour                          :           Beige

Diameter at inflation      :           about 1900 – 2200 mm

Diameter at Burst          :           about 11 000 mm

Cost                             :           $ 118 US….. each

Frequencies/Mode: -

 

Refer Communications plan: –    http://www.habex.za.net for details

 

144.800 MHz: -              APRS                           :

145-500 MHz: -              Primary Communications

Repeater frequencies

Lichtenburg: -

Frequency: -                              145.700 No Tone

 

Sasolburg, Kroonstad; Leeukop: -        (Sasolburg Radio Club)

 

Renosterkop (Kroonstad): -145.6625 – 88.5 Hz tone

Leeukop: – 145.625 – 88.5 Hz tone

Sasolburg: -145.600 No tone

 

North West Cape

 

Kuruman: –                                                                    Tx 145.750 Rx 145.150 Linked to Tierkop

Tierkop (ZS3NC Northern Cape Radio Club): -                 Tx 145.775 Rx 145.175 Linked to Owendale

Owendale: -                                                                   Tx 438.600 Rx 431.000 Linked to Tierkop

Kimberly: -                                                                    Tx 145.625 Rx 145.025 Linked to Owendale

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