Balloon flight B-11, 1 September 2013

Hardware used on this flight is identical to B-10 and B-12. B-11 payload is recovered B-10 with repaired solar panels. Balloon envelope has been replaced before re-launching.

Some significant altitude oscillations (yo-yoing) were seen during initial ascent.

Many trackers have joined to help track the balloon. Remotely controlled receivers were used to receive telemetry. Altogether more than 150 stations have submitted telemetry data and postion reposts.

Big thank you to all of you who helped track the balloon progress!

Payload weight - 10.7 grams.
Free lift - 3.0 grams.
Ascent rate - 1.05 m/s
Frequency - 434.500MHz USB
Downlink mode - DominoEX 16
Launch time 1 September 2013 16:50 UTC
Last known position time 9 September 2013 12:12 UTC
Last recorded flight time is 187 hours.

Lost over Turkey due to lack of receiving stations.

B-11 balloon has flown through the following countries:

 United Kingdom

Flight path:

Altitude in metres. Spikes are caused by occasional GPS glitches on waking up from sleep mode.

Great circle distance between launch site and last known position:

Balloons flights home

(C)2013 Leo Bodnar