November 6th 2022, K9YO, Completes 2nd Circumnavigation around the World

Pico Balloon K9YO woke on November 6th 2022 at 15:38 UTC at Grid EN55NK, northeast of Greenbay, Wisconsin and now at 16:58 UTC at Grid EN66LC north of Escanaba, Michigan, Upper Peninsula, completing its Second Circumnavigation around the World.

K9YO 2nd Circumnavigation, November 6th 2022, 16:58 UTC Grid EN66LC 12,480 meters, 40,934 feet

Pico Balloon K9YO was launched on October 10th 2022 from Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville, Illinois, and made the First Circumnavigation around the World on October 23rd 2022.

After 27 days of flight, K9YO has made the Second Circumnavigation around the World on November 6th 2022.

Our “Best Guess” from our 84 hour NOAA Hysplit model is that K9YO will be near Barcelona, Spain around November 10th 2022.

Please click on our Locate and Track page for our current tracking information for Pico Balloon AA6DY and Pico Balloon K9YO in flight for Ventusky wind direction and speed and the NOAA Hysplit Models

We now have two balloons in flight that have made it twice around the world.

One thought on “November 6th 2022, K9YO, Completes 2nd Circumnavigation around the World

  1. Congratulations on completing the second trip around the world. This is a great accomplishment. Everything looks great for K9YO to keep going and going. Here’s to many more circumnavigations!

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