Balloon and tracking update
We activated our SpotTracker and tested it out when we went to my school picnic here is a link to the tracking page so you can see what it looks like. http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ak2z7sQg8BW54684Jqk3eRKVApcKkp3M (When you click the link and if it doesn't work right just reload SpotTracker page, or copy and paste the link in your browser.)
On the map you can select different views such as sattelite, terrain, or both, sattelite looks the best. Tomorrow we are going to be activating and testing our Motorola cellphone. The SpotTracker seem to work very well and was quite accurate so hopefully it will be much easier to locate the payload container when it lands.
Saturday we received our weather balloon when we handle the balloon we will have to wear latex gloves to protect it from damage and oil from our fingers which can cause it to burst prematurely.
If the winds will cooperate we are planning on maybe launching in the weekend of June 23rd. We can only check the winds 3 days in advanced so we never know till the last minute. Once we know when we are going to launch we will notify everybody along with the link for the tracking pages. We are getting close!!!!!
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Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 25, 2012 (30 days)
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Your name will be included on the flight manifest and a personal thank you from a very grateful 11 year old boy!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Receive (2) 4x6 photos from the highest altitude of the flight + your name on the flight manifest and a personal thank you from a very grateful 11 year old boy!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You will get to place your business card or similar sized card in view of the camera as it ascends to the near edge of space, at an altitude of approx 17-18 miles high. You will receive an 8x10 photo of your card at the apex of the flight PLUS ALL of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012