Email that came across letting know that there be a Balloon launch this weekend. Check Spacenear.Us in the morning (15/06/2013 1000hrs ACST) to get the frequency if you like to help with tracking.
Update 14/06/2013 18:44
Confirmed freq is 434.150MHz
This Saturday Mark is going to have another shot at a pico floater launch, though instead of a foil party balloon, he’ll be using a 100g latex balloon.
Launch will be at approx 10am local time.
Mark’s aiming for a <1m/s ascent rate, which should float it at 20km altitude. The float prediction has it floating to the south of Mildura, before continuing along the border towards Wagga Wagga, then on to Sydney. Much like Horus 16, but at about half the altitude.
We’re looking for listeners in both Mildura and Wagga Wagga – if anybody has contacts in these areas, please pass the message on.
The frequency and baud rate of the launch haven’t been decided yet, but the information will be on the http://spacenear.us/tracker/ page at the time of launch.
All the best,
Mark & the Project Horus team.