Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SDG-10 postponed due to weather

The predictions for in-flight weather have only gotten worse, so this flight will be postponed. We hope to fly before the month is over. Please watch for updates.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SDG-10 flight tentatively scheduled

Soli Deo Gloria 10 is tentatively scheduled to fly tomorrow,15 October 2009, at 0400 UTC. The APRS tracker will not be carried: the payload will consist of a KA2QPG HF beacon similar to previous superpressure flights.

More details tomorrow if the flight remains on schedule.

Friday, October 2, 2009

SDG-10 APRS tracker testing underway

SDG-10 will most likely carry a Microtrak-based APRS unit. Testing is currently underway, so don't be surprised if you see KC8UCH-11 on the network. It's not flying yet, though - it's just sitting in a fourth-floor window of the school!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Superpressure balloon SDG-10 to fly in October!

Soli Deo Gloria 10 - now with a redesigned superpressure envelope - will fly sometime this month. This will be a trans-Atlantic attempt and will most likely carry a high frequency beacon like earlier flights.

Stay tuned for more details in the next week or so...

Robert KC8UCH