Packing up just my gear for Pegasus II. Parachutes, 2-way radios, video, and other odds and ends. Mark has the devices, ground stations, and payload with him. We will meet in Denver tomorrow and drive up to Cheyenne, WY and pick up 291 cubic feet of Helium before 5pm. We will spend the next 2 days prepping for flight and a little practice time to get the mission off close to schedule. Much work to do this weekend.
Below is what I am packing minus computer and other assorted tech toys.
You will notice 3 parachutes. The 4′ parachute hopefully is disposable as it is a backup system for premature balloon burst. We should come down on the 2′ parachute for 88,000 feet hitting close to 300 mph, then deploy the main 7′ parachute at 12, 000 feet and 2 minutes prior to impact. If all goes well the flight operations will be control be remote intelligence running in a Microsoft Azure data center 1,000 miles away from the craft.
Flight is scheduled for Monday Oct 5th 2015 at @10AM. Please sign up for SMS Flight Notifications and the craft can text your phone when it launches.