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Pegasus II

  • Flight computer = gumstix connex200 + waysmall ST-UART + cfstix
  • CF gps module + external antenna
  • Nokia 6310i connected via serial cable to waysmall's serial port
  • Custom made geiger counter built by “Neutrino”
  • Sideways 3MP camera
  • Upwards facing JamCam (640×480)
  • Downwards facing 3.1MP Digital Video Camera

Balloon size = 1200gm

Total weight = 2kg

Parachure = 91cm

Reasons for failure:

  • Strong NW winds + jetstream
  • To large a balloon
  • Wasn't ready
  • Lack of sleep
  • Too complicated
projects/pegasus/pegasus_ii.txt · Last modified: 2008/07/19 23:33 (external edit)