Saturday, August 13, 2016

BARREL Status Report #9 August 13, 2016 - First launch

BARREL Status Report #9
August 13, 2016

BARREL Flight 4A was launched from Esrange at 2224 UT on August 13. The payload is currently at about 5 km altitude and will take another ~1.5 hours to reach a float altitude of ~36 km. The flight is predicted to be somewhat short due to the upper level winds so the team held off in order to target the conjunction with Van Allen Probes. The next launch is likely to be Tuesday in order to target another conjunction. 


See our twitter feed for some photos from the team on the ground of the launch. 

Here's one from Greg Bowers, a BARREL Grad student from University of California Santa Crux.