PS-8 is planned to be release Sunday 1st June 2014 from Melbourne, at 2pm.
Party foil balloon. Solar powered payload 10mW, 11g weight.
APRS 145.175Mhz, callsign VK3YT-11
THOR16 and RTTY100_8_1_N_600Hz: 434.500Mhz with RSID, every 6 minutes, call sign is PS on spacenear.us flight PS-8
Balloon is expected to travel west to SA first before heading north to NSW.
Aim: Comparison of THOR16 and RTTY working with TCXO
The balloon was brought down by rain shortly after release :(.
Landed in Flemington Racecourse, the payload and balloon were recovered successfully.
Relaunch is planned for coming Friday.
Update #2 9:34pm
The payload was re-launched at 8pm with a new balloon. Looks like it was still wet up there, the balloon got to 2152m before losing altitude and landed in the bay.