Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Soli Deo Gloria 9 mission over


Other than post-analysis of the Annapolis pass, the mission is over. Even if the balloon is still flying (this particular balloon has a theoretical lifespan of around 21 days), the transmitter should be silent by now. The image at right shows the final trajectory prediction, this time going far beyond the life of the batteries.

Many thanks to all who have contributed to this flight. Please stay tuned for Soli Deo Gloria 10 in the coming days!

73,
Robert KC8UCH

4 comments:

Peter, PA1SDB said...

Hi ! Is there a mailing list where I get informed about next missions ? 73's Peter - PA1SDB

Robert Rochte said...

Peter, thanks for your interest! Please see the subscription box in the upper right-hand corner (don't worry, it wasn't there before!)...

Andy G0SFJ said...

Looks an interesting project and will be willing to monitor. Some learning points - please could you tell us launch times in advance so that we can be around for it and monitor your blog to prepare for reception at this side of the "pond". I picked up by chance on the amsat-bb. Over here in uk you will find wwwDOTsouthgatearc DOTorg a useful publicity medium. Also I see that the receptions were all at H+30: please could you tell us the beacon times as in the absence of any info I had expected a continous beacon.

Peter, PA1SDB said...

I did subscribe me to the mailing list Tnx...

If you plan a next mission, is it possible to take attention to the transmitter drift in relation to the temperature of the payload ?

If the frequency is not 100% (or close) sure and it will be oudside the RX bandpas filter range, then it is searching for a needle in a ocean :-)

Especialy when the RX is on automatic receive mode while the opp. takes a nap.

73's Peter PA1SDB