Friday, September 7, 2007

Amazing SDG-7 payload recovery!

The payload of SDG-7 - our recent towed solar Montgolfiere which apparently plummeted into Lake St. Clair about 30 minutes after launch - has been found! That's good news, but not the amazing part...

It washed up on a beach this morning on the north shore of Lake Erie, not too far from Buffalo, NY... That means that the payload floated across Lake St. Clair, down the Detroit River, and then clear across Lake Erie - where it was found intact!

I don't have any more details at this time - I received a voicemail a short time ago and have not yet spoken with the woman who found it.

Perhaps I should start making APRS buoys instead of balloons!

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