User Tools

Site Tools


hab:mission_6

This is an old revision of the document!


PigglyMSP / PicoCHU [M6]

Status: Waiting for launch window

Mission Profile

High altitude (meteorological) balloon flight with 3 payloads. One Raspberry Pi, one custom pico PCB and tardigrades. Antenna has been reverted back to the stubby with dish due to poor performance from the co-linear dipole.

Mission Objectives

Primary

  • Successful launch and recovery of the pico using a high altitude balloon
  • Test new antenna of RPi with stabilising disk
  • Test new payload shape
  • Receive telemetry from Pico at over 10km

Secondary

  • To advance our ability to design, manufacture and fly hardware
  • To provide useful data and experience for future balloon flights and other missions; e.g. telemetry, tracking
  • To provide reference and publicity material for outreach activity
  • To record biological payloads before and after flight
  • Test wide angle camera with standalone battery
  • Revieve LoRa transmission from Pico

Flight Plan

Intended profile, for actual profile see Mission Outcome.

Callsign Piggly PicoCHU
Launch
Date 15/10/2017
Location Hanging Gate Inn, Macclesfield
Landing
Duration 2h 0m
Location Leeds

Payloads

HAB Package EP-02

Core Tx Radio
GPS
Raspberry Pi
Power Unit (c/w Batteries)
Environmental Sensors None
Performance Sensors Unknown
Additional Equipment Camera [standalone] drawing power from separate cells
Tardigrade container with Tardigrades

Pico Package Pico-EP-M1

Core Pico PCB
Battery

388g hab payload 35g pico

0g parachute

Tracking & Communication

Direct tracking will be achieved using Tracking Kit TK-M2. This will be used for tracking on launch and landing.

Indirect flight tracking will be achieved using HAB community online resources.

We also be using LoRa to communicate with the Pico, this currently is being tracked by our own equipment, which is another PicoPCB.

Example payload string : “$$MSPpi1,347,19:41:58,53.48425,-2.23625,00037,0,0,11,33.1,0.0,0.000*0A83”


Technical Details

Build Details

Preparation Details

Test Details

Mission Data

Awaiting mission completion.

Mission Outcome

Summary Awaiting mission completion.

Discussion Awaiting mission completion.

Raw flight info is here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17KtejNTjdhakAj6PfUhosDzlyFxk0V2Bqi2BD3hmT1g/edit?usp=sharing

hab/mission_6.1508053932.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/10/15 07:52 by harvy