Flight 1

LOCATION:
Launch 1 from in Hopkinsville, Kentukcy.

BALLOON, PARACHUTE, & HELIUM
Weather Balloon:  Hwoyee 1600g
Price:  $120
Specs: 8.3cm neck
Uninflated Diameter: 7 feet
Burst Diameter: 27 feet
Helium Fill Rig:  Includes an inert gas regulator, 25 foot hose, and pre-attached adapters and valves.
 

SENSORS:
Weather Shield:  Measures Humidity (%RH), Pressure (Pa), Temperature (°C) and Light.
Accuracy:  Humidity – ± 2  Pressure – ± .04 Temp. – ± 3.0.  Operating Temperature:  -40 – 85.
Operating Voltage:  3.3V – 16V
Compatible with Arduino
Price:  $39.95
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12081

 
Altitude/Pressure:  Measures Altitude (m), Pressure (Pa) and Temperature (°C) .
Accuracy:  Altitude – ±  .3 Pressure – ± 1.5 Temp. – ± 3.0.  Operating Temperature:  -40 – 85.
Operating Voltage:  1.6V – 3.6V.
Compatible with Arduino
Price:  $14.95
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11084
 

CO2 Sensor on board: Measures CO2 (ppm).
Operating Temperature:  -20 – 50.
Compatible with Arduino
Price:  $56.05
http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1023
 

Ozone:  Measures in ppb but only up to 2ppm (8ppm at 109K ft).
Operates From:  10ppb-2ppm.
Compatible with Arduino
http://www.sainsmart.com/sainsmart-mq131-gas-sensor-ozone-module-for-arduino-uno-mega2560-r3-raspberry-pi.html

EQUIPMENT:
Heating Pad: Weighs 2.53g. 5V – 12V. Price: $3.95

http://www.adafruit.com/products/1481

9V Battery Holder:

http://www.adafruit.com/products/67

  • Soldering Iron
  • Solder
  • Solder Wick
  • Solder Vacuum
  • Brass Sponge
  • Wire Stripper
  • Shear Cutters
  • Bread Boards (Large & Small)
  • Wire (22 AWG general use & 26 AWG stranded)
  • Jumper Wire (Male/Female & Male/Male)
  • Velcro
  • Zip Ties
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Cable Ties
  • Gorilla Tape
  • Electrical Tape
  • Headers

DATA:
Due to our board we were using having an unexpected error occur we did not receive enough data on this flight for analysis.

PROJECT LOG:
12/2014: Grant Received
1/29-2/1/2015: BalloonSat Workshop
2/11/2015: Communications Meeting
2/23/2015: Team Meeting
3/2/2015: Basics of Fill Lecture
3/9/2015: Team Meeting
3/23/2015: Communications Meeting
3/27/2015: Arduino Programming
4/6/2015: Board Design & Construction
4/13/2015: Payload Assembly
4/16/2015: Final Assembly
4/19/2015: Launch