Tuesday, January 1, 2013

BARREL Status Report #6

BARREL Status Report #6
January 1, 2013

Today our SANAE team had their first successful launch! Halley was acting as their ground station until the balloon reached float altitude of 37 km. Then we handed it over to UC Santa Cruz who are now monitoring the payload. I expect that Brett will be posting some pictures to the blog.

We dedicate this first launch on the first day of the new year to Bob Lin. Without Bob, this project would have never happened, and I definitely wouldn't be here. He is missed and I just hope that we can carry the torch.

The Halley team spent the evening preparing for an early launch tomorrow morning. We did our pre-launch brief and will get up early to shoot for a 7AM UT launch. Stay tuned!