Launch PAVA & SPEARS!

Had a bitter sweet weekend. Finally got round to launching the dual Ublox & Adafruit GPS payload to ascertain if the Adafruit module works above its previous limit of 27km. Unfortunately the balloon burst prematurely at about 37km and landed in the English Channel. Still proved the PAVA boards work and the Adafruit is good to at least that.

On Saturday we did a launch with The Register, a second PAVA board with the new interrupt driven code providing telemetry as $$TRUSS. This worked flawlessly right up until it landed in the English Channel (spot the pattern ?)

Lester writes it up better than I ever could so head over here and have a read.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/04/spears_flight/

Mark my works English Channel we will be back…

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