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Ultrahab

Progress

16 th july: ultrahab is complete, we are waiting for a NoTAM from the CAA

29th june : ultrahab is complete apart from UV filter and batteries

28th june : ultrahab is now nearing completion :-)

Overview

The current UK record is NOVA1 with 32Km, but it should be possible to get to 40km with rubber balloons, this is the aim of Ultrahab. To reach such a high altitude, larger balloons, a light payload (no phone, only radio), and low ascent rate is needed. This increases the risk of ending up in the sea, so multistaging (using 2 balloons at launch) is needed for a fast ascent through the troposphere.

Construction

Flight computer

Code

ultracode This is at the “alpha test” stage, it needs more extensive testing and more readable interface.

Cutdown

projects/ultrahab_page.txt · Last modified: 2008/07/19 23:33 (external edit)