PartySat I Launch Photos

Rizwan Merchant   June 5, 2009   Comments Off on PartySat I Launch Photos

Well this past week has been pretty eventful for CAPE, with two major events. The first of which was Nick and I presenting the Sputnik Lite slideshow to a group of teachers attending a conference on Education on UL Campus, and launching a version of Sputnik Lite, which I call PartySat I, given that we’re using party balloon. Below are some pictures from the presentation and launch.

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Nick Presenting the Sputnik Lite Project

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A Volunteer Teacher pointing the Antennae in the direction of where we’re releasing PartySat.

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and there she goes into the skies….

We’re not entirely certain just yet what happened to PartySat, but if you happen across a small transceiver attached to remains of four party sized balloons, please contact us.  Data from the launch will be up in a few days.

In other news, last night Matthew Triche, Dustin Muse, Blake Deville and I went to the Red Cross Center in Scott, and took our Technician’s Ham Operator Exam, and we all passed.  So just a quick congratulations to everyone!

-Rizwan Merchant