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April 29, 2015

Wednesday Class:
  • Sign- in Sheet/ launch date availability
  • Balloon Launch:  May 2nd -> THIS Saturday!!!
  • Go over a basic launch day
    • Launch Locations: Washtucna, Harrington, Ritzville, Lind, or Sprague
    • Timeline 
      • ~3:30 AM - Team Leads arrive at Ham Shack
      • ~4:00 AM - Arrive at Ham Shack
        • Pack up Equipment
      • ~4:30 AM
        • Depart Ham Shack
      • ~6:15 AM – Arrive at launch site
        • Check for overhead obstructions (such as power lines)
        • Begin to set up your equipment
        • Ensure tracking equipment is functioning
        • Begin to fill up balloon
        • String together balloon train
      • ~7:30 AM – Launch payload
        • Try to launch shortly after sunrise when the surface winds are calmest
        • Have tracking vehicles head towards expected landing site, and adjust as needed
      • ~8:15 AM - First Stage cut down
      • ~8:45 AM – Balloon bursts, Second Stage begins to descend
      • ~9:45 AM – Payloads returns to surface
        • Hopefully the tracking team is not too far behind to make a quick recovery
      • ~11:00 AM – Hopefully the payload should be recovered by this time
      • ~12:30 PM – Return to Ham Shack
    • Come Prepared
      • Bring jackets (might be cold in the mornings)
      • Bring water, sandwiches for lunch
    • Do not rush onto people's property
      • We have to introduce ourselves and gain permission to access their land
  • Logbook Check - NEXT Wednesday
  • Internships  
  • What we're launching:
    • Lone Pineapple
    • Iridium
    • Cut-down
    • Senior Design Parafoil
    • 3 - Microtraks
    • 2- gopros
    • Lumix camera
  • MOVIE!!!
    • Around the World in 80 Days          0              
    • Up!                                                  7                3       
    • The Great and Powerful Oz            0
    • Interstellar                                       18              8               14
    • Apollo 13                                         11              10              14
    • Space Balls                                      10             4
    • Guardians of the Galaxy                  3
    • Mr. Magoo                                       2
    • GoPro Footage of Launch               5
  • This week:
    • Weigh new/modified components!
    • Finalize flight configuration of hardware
    • Check/Test equipment
  • Meet Friday afternoon @ 4:00 to put train together
Engingeering EXPO - This Friday 9am-2pm

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