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 ====== Earthshine Project ====== ====== Earthshine Project ======
  
-The Earthshine Project is a High Altitude Balloon Project created by Mike McRoberts and sponsored by [[http://​www.earthshinedesign.co.uk|Earthshine ​Design]].+The Earthshine Project is a High Altitude Balloon Project created by Mike McRoberts and sponsored by [[http://​www.earthshineelectronics.com|Earthshine ​Electronics]].
  
 Starting off with the first launch, Earthshine 1, the payload will be a testbed for the equipment and practise for more advanced future payloads. Starting off with the first launch, Earthshine 1, the payload will be a testbed for the equipment and practise for more advanced future payloads.
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   * [[http://​www.radiometrix.co.uk/​products/​tx2rx2.htm#​tx2|Radio Transmitter]] - RadioMetrix TX2 433MHz module transmitting GPS co-ordinates   * [[http://​www.radiometrix.co.uk/​products/​tx2rx2.htm#​tx2|Radio Transmitter]] - RadioMetrix TX2 433MHz module transmitting GPS co-ordinates
   * Receiver - Yaesu FT-790R   * Receiver - Yaesu FT-790R
 +  * Beeper - Piezo Beeper, set to beep every 5 seconds once payload is on the ground. To enable easy location if hidden from view.
   * Aerial - Whip and [[projects:​earthshine:​antenna|Yagi]]   * Aerial - Whip and [[projects:​earthshine:​antenna|Yagi]]
-  * [[projects:​earthshine:​battery|Battery]] - 12.6v Lithium-Ion rechargeable ???+  * [[projects:​earthshine:​battery|Battery]] - Energizer Lithiums
   * [[projects:​earthshine:​box|Payload Box]] - EPS box from eBay   * [[projects:​earthshine:​box|Payload Box]] - EPS box from eBay
  
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 The payload will also be carrying a scientific experiment. A friend of mine (and Author) from the [[http://​www.orpington-astronomy.org.uk/​|Orpington Astronomical Society]], [[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Tony-Buick/​e/​B001K84P34/​ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1|Tony Buick]], will be sending up a set of UV transparent glass vials containing [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Tardigrade|Tardigrades]] to see if they can withstand the rigours of near-space. The payload will also be carrying a scientific experiment. A friend of mine (and Author) from the [[http://​www.orpington-astronomy.org.uk/​|Orpington Astronomical Society]], [[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Tony-Buick/​e/​B001K84P34/​ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1|Tony Buick]], will be sending up a set of UV transparent glass vials containing [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Tardigrade|Tardigrades]] to see if they can withstand the rigours of near-space.
  
-Projected Launch Date - April/May 2010.+ 
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 +**Projected Launch Date - Aiming for January 2011** 
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