====== Nova 21 ====== ===== Launch Card ===== Details copied from the launch card filled out at the launch site. | Date | Weds 28/03/12 | | Description | Joey-M Test Launch & Squirrel RTTY & SSTV | | Launch Time | 1330GMT | | WX | Sunny, ~23C, 3mph ground wind w/ gusts | | Balloon Size | 800g Totex | | Target Neck Lift | 2.6kg | | Target Asc. Rate | 4.2m/s | | Neck Load | 1.75kg | | Neck Lift | 2.7kg | | Parachute Details | 30" Spherachute | | Estimated Burst Altitude | 28km | | Cutdown Criteria | N/A | | Telemetry Details | Joey - 50 baud RTTY on 433.975MHz, Squirrel - 50 baud RTTY on 434.650MHz & Martin 1 SSTV | | Notes from Launch Card | Flow meter not used due to time constraints | ===== Flight Vitals ===== | Maximum Altitude | 27.2km | | Ascent Rate | 5m/s | | Sea Level Descent Rate | 8m/s | | Telemetry Log | | | Flight Computer Log | | | KML File | | | Photos | | | Videos | | ===== Notes and Details ===== A fairly successful first flight for Joey but being below 434MHz receivers suffered a lot with ISM band noise. Work to commence on Joey to bring it to a frequency above 434Mhz to avoid that problem on the next flight. Everything else worked very well, GPS kept a lock and nav mode was set up correctly. Temperature drift of the Micrel MICRF112 radio was worse than NTX2 but acceptable, better than expected. Shift was very stable.