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KD9UQB Launched on November 24th from Grid IB59ui, Longitude -8.293333, Neumayer Station, Antarctica, 71 days and 16 hours as of February 3rd 2023.

First Circumnavigation around the World on December 4th 2022, after 9 days and 23 hours of flight

Second Circumnavigation around the World on December 14th 2022, after 20 days and 4 hours of flight

Third Circumnavigation around the World on January 2nd 2023, after 39 days of flight

Fourth Circumnavigation around the World on January 16th 2023, after 53 days and 1 hour of flight

Fifth Circumnavigation around the World on January 26th 2023, after 62 days and 23 hours of light

Neumayer Station III, Antarctica

Pico Balloon KD9UQB February 3rd 2023, 22:52 zulu, Grid EE30ls, altitude 11,360 meters, 37,272 feet

Pico Balloon KD9UQB, February 3rd, altitude 37,272 feet

Best Guess; February 6th 2023 , Grid JD14mo 12:00 Zulu

Best Guess, February 6th 2023, Grid JD14mo, 12:00 Zulu

Pico Balloon KD9UQB January 26th 2023, 05:34 UTC, Grid IE75ri, 11,240 meters, 36,878 feet (5th Circumnavigation after 62 days and 23 hours)

KD9UQB, Fifth Circumnavigation on January 26th 2023 after 62 days and 23 hour of flight.

KD9UQB also know as W5KUB-115 Launched from Neumayer Station III, Grid IB59ui, Antarctica

KD9UQB Launched November 24th 2022 from Neumayer Station III, Antarctica Grid IB59ui

KD9UQB Launched on November 24th, First Circumnavigation December 4th 2022 after 9 Days and 23 hours

Solar Panel designed for Pico Balloon KD9UQB, Antarctica launch by Jim Janiak KD9UQB, catching the sun’s elevation from 1.8 degrees to over 66 degrees for longer wake times.



K9YO Launched October 10th 2022, 113 days of flight, as of January 31st 2023.

Sixth Circumnavigation around the World on January 31st 2023, after 112 days 22 hours.

Shortly after reporting the 5th circumnavigation after almost 77 days days of flight, Pico Balloon K9YO was declared missing in action. On January 26th 2023 after 109 days of flight, K9YO, reported then flew north of the Day/Night Change Line and went missing again. Pico Balloon K9YO started regular reporting on January 30th 2023.

Sixth Circumnavigation Pico Balloon K9YO at Grid FO32ai last heard at 15:48 zulu, on January 31st 2023 after 112 days and 22 hours of flight, 38,245 feet

PicoBalloon K9YO January 31st 2023 Grid FO32ai altitude 11,660 meters, 38,245 feet

Best Guess Pico Balloon K9YO February 4th 2023, Grid KP42lw, 00:00 zulu

Best Guess Pico Balloon K9YO February 4th 2023, Grid KP42lw

Fifth Circumnavigation, December 26th 2022 at 15:48 UTC, at Grid EN78 near Dubreuilville, Ontario Canada altitude 11,720 meters, 38,441 feet, after 76 days and 23 hours of flight.

K9YO December 26th 2022, Fifth Circumnavigation at Grid EN78, near Dubreuilville, Ontario Canada altitude 38,441 feet

AA6DY Launched September 3rd 2022, 81 days, 19 hours as of November 24th 2022 (Missing in Action)

Third Circumnavigation around the world on November 15th 2022

AA6DY Third Circumnavigation on November 15th 2022