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HABEXpico1 was a small/lightweight high altitude balloon launched at the Layerone 2013 conference as a demo. The purpose of the flight was to demonstrate a high altitude balloon radio system. The payload consisted of an APRS radio beacon that reported position, temperature, and battery voltage. The payload weighed 200g and had no cameras or instrumentation.


Target Burst Altitude: 28,000m

Current Estimated Ascent Rate: 2.2 m/s

Current Estimate Decent Rate: 1.1 m/s

Current Payload Mass Estimate: 0.44lbs or 200g

Required Helium: 19.4 cu-ft

Launch Time/Date: Saturday May 25th, 2013 at 1:00pm

Launch Location: Double Tree in Monrovia, CA (+34.1388, -118.0181)

Landing Location: Ludlow, CA (+34 47 33.94, -115 56 04.41)

Launch/Landing Estimated Time Duration: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Launch Day

Recovery Day

Layerone 2013 High Altitude Balloon Talk

habexpico1.txt · Last modified: 2013/09/02 18:53 by arko