ALIEN – ALtitude Imaging Entering Near-space

April 29, 2010

Launch Imminent!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — abreton @ 13:41

After a long period of watching the weather, a bright spot appeared in the CUSF landing predictor. We have been able to secure the elusive last piece in the ALIEN-1 jigsaw: a radio transceiver which is kindly being loaned to us by Mike Gathergood (G4KFK).We will be launching Sunday 2nd May at 1000 UTC. Although cloud and intermittent showers have been forecast at ground level the wind is perfect (finding a good wind is difficult, because the prevailing wind in England is highly unfavourable to balloon launches). Our launch site is also the site of the Big EARS (East Anglia Rocketry Society) meet which will take place at the same time as our launch.

Obviously we will be keeping the blogosphere and twitterati posted with live updates on the balloon’s progress on the day.


  1. Hope that all goes well and that you have the very best of luck.

    Comment by John Bramley — April 29, 2010 @ 16:58

  2. Thanks very much John :)

    Comment by sbasuita — April 29, 2010 @ 17:21

  3. Best wishes from all of us at the Bracknell Amateur Radio Club.

    Comment by Steve Baugh G4AUC — April 29, 2010 @ 19:36

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