9th Launch January 16th 2022

We will be launching KV3T, Sunday January 16th meeting at 9:00am CDT at Central School, 620 Greenwood Ave Glencoe, IL 60022. The link for Active launches will be updated after we get our balloon in the air.

January 15th 2022 4:00 p.m. Preparing to Launch KV3T, NOAA 48 and 84 hours Trajectory models

January 16th 4:08 p.m.

We launched KV3T this morning, a little chilly but sunny with very mild winds. The balloon looked great, and we left for warmer surroundings. We set up our command post at the local Starbucks, and I posted the pictures below. In the past we’ve gotten signals up to 90 minutes after launch, but after a couple of hours of watching we decided to head home, though the company and coffee was a nice touch. At seven hours after launch, we’re calling this one a nice try but back to the drawing board. We’re checking the weather and looking at another launch on Friday January 21st where we’re currently seeing sun all day and mild winds.

KV3T has been launched at 15:05 zulu 9:05 am

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