CARS-1 High Altitude Balloon Flight

11:12 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments



Essex Ham has released a video showing the launch of the CARS-1 high altitude balloon.

As was reported yesterday on Southgate Amateur Radio News, the CARS-1 balloon was launched as part of a talk being held for the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society at Oaklands Museum in Chelmsford. The video shows Chris Stubbs M6EDF readying the balloon for launch, the launch itself, a near-miss with a tree, and the tracking of the flight.

After being released at 7:45pm from Chelmsford, the balloon travelled over Essex, Kent and East Sussex before crossing the channel heading towards Paris. The signal was lost at 7:45am after 12 hours of flight at a height of 5.4km over France. It's hoped that anyone finding the balloon and the radio receiver will get in touch to report the final landing place.

For more information, go to http://www.essexham.co.uk/CARS1


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