Project Horus High altitude balloon project

Horus 30

Technical information:

Launch date 7/10/12, 1:26:21 UTC
Landing date 7/10/12, 2:43:16 UTC
Flight duration 1 hour, 16 minutes
Launch site -35.127, 138.8475
Landing site -34.7235, 140.1770
Flight path
Distance traveled
Average speed
Maximum speed
Maximum altitude 11,010 m
Average ascent rate
Impact speed
Flight computer MicroNut Flight Computer
Additional payloads Osiris Cutdown Payload, GoPro HD Hero
Primary radio TX
Radiometrix NTX2 25mW (RTTY)
Telemetry 300 baud RTTY, CRC16 checksum
Tracking Ground stations (distributed listener), 3 chase cars, web based tracker

A fairly short launch, in an attempt to get some video, and check out a few of the cars tracking systems. The payload was observed to be travelling at 300km/hr, which was about when we decided enough was enough, and triggered the cutdown!