CrawSat III – Update for Launch Day

Rizwan Merchant   February 4, 2011   Comments Off on CrawSat III – Update for Launch Day

Greetings Everyone,

I just got off the phone with the Lake Charles Weather Station, and they are saying our winds are looking great for a launch tomorrow. As are the conditions for our plane to join in the recovery efforts out of New Iberia. Our team is planning to meet in the CAPE Lab tomorrow morning between 5:30 am and 6:00 am to begin preparing our vehicles for the day. Around 6:30 am we will be calling the Lake Charles Weather Station for a final update on the weather conditions, and using their data and our own predictions based off the winds make a final decision to fly or not tomorrow. Assuming we can fly tomorrow, Our Lake Charles Team will be leaving the lab at 7:00 am, and should be ready to release the balloon by 8:20 – 8:30 am. We will be sending out recovery teams around 8:00 am. Currently we are predicting a landing in Moureaville, LA. This is variable to change though.


Anyone interested in joining us for the day in the lab are more then welcome to join us. I will be sending out another email in the morning once we’ve determined the final decision to fly.


Rizwan Merchant
Flight Director, CrawSat III