BLT40 – A Small Floater Heading For Cuba

This was the unspectacular launch of our BLT40 floater.

The slow wind caused some turbulences among the trees. In the mean time KT5TK-4 has reached float altitude at 27,500 ft and is heading towards Cuba. Not sure if somebody is listening there on APRS, but there are igates in the Dominican Republic and in Puerto Rico if we get that far. The transmit cycle is 15 minutes in order to save power so that we can keep tracking for a longer time.
BLT40_prediction
Prediction from http://predict.habhub.org / Google Maps
Track BLT40 on aprs.fi

Update:
Passing by Florida. Here is the track as it was seen on APRS.fi:
BLT40_APRS.fi

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4 thoughts on “BLT40 – A Small Floater Heading For Cuba

  1. Looks like it’s running a bit more south than expected. It may have gotten out of range of land around 1937 HRS local. Keep watching for KT5TK-4! Altitude was 27 MPH at 27K feet with adequate battery voltage.

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