SPEED Project

SPEED Project

Super Pressure Evolution Efficiency Design       California Near Space Project (CNSP) is pleased to announce the launch of our latest project, Super Pressure Evolution Efficiency Design, “SPEED.” The primary goal of the SPEED Project is to create successful Super Pressure Balloons. The evolution of efficiency and design with a Super Pressure Balloon requires extensive testing of candidate films including, tensile strength,...

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CNSP-21

CNSP-21

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, January 25, 2015 CNSP-21   K6RPT-12     CNSP-21 circumnavigates the world in just 11 days 23 hours 6 minutes.   CNSP launched a Super Pressure Balloon on Sunday, January 25, 2015, flight # CNSP-21, call sign K6RPT-12. The flight completed a circumnavigation of the world on Friday, February 6, 2015. This Super Pressure Balloon flight was launched from Silicon Valley California. The APRS tracker...

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CNSP-20

CNSP-20

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, November 25, 2014 CNSP-20   K6RPT-11     CNSP-20,Transcontinental Super Pressure Balloon flight   CNSP launched a custom Super Pressure Balloon, call sign K6RPT-11 on Tuesday November 25, 2014. The flight achieved a successful float at 37,000 feet. CNSP-20 flew through southern California and on Wednesday November 26, 2014 we received reports from Mexico. The next reports from the flight was...

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CNSP-19

CNSP-19

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, October 19, 2014 CNSP-19   K6RPT-12   CNSP-19, the Wounded Bird   CNSP launched a custom Super Pressure Balloon, K6RPT-12 on Sunday October 19, 2014. The flight ascended slowly and reached an altitude of 650 feet when it abruptly descended into a park. We believe the hawks circling above the park attacked the balloon. We asked some people by the park if anyone had seen the balloon and to our...

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CNSP STEM Outreach & Menlo College

CNSP STEM Outreach & Menlo College

CNSP STEM Outreach & Menlo College April 21, 2014   The California Near Space Project STEM outreach program flew a high altitude amateur balloon for students from Menlo College, Atherton, CA.  Andrew Vargas was the Project leader and coordinator of the first high altitude balloon launch for Menlo College. The launch was called M.O.S.S. “Menlo Oaks Space Shuttle”. M.O.S.S. was launched from San Jose near Hwy 85 and Almaden...

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CNSP Supporting Open Source Payload

CNSP Supporting Open Source Payload

The California Near Space project, with the help of several engineers including John Malsbury, Johnathan Corgan, and Ian Kluft, is developing an open source payload design. The objective of this design is to enable new balloon developers with an end-to-end framework with the following capabilities: Global Position and Status Reporting with Iridium Communications Two-Way Communications, with legacy support for APRS transmitters Support for...

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CNSP-18 is back home from Morocco!

CNSP-18 is back home from Morocco!

  We wanted to let everyone know that the CNSP-18 payload made it back home from Morocco on January 18, 2014.   This long story started on December 2, 2012, when the California Near Space Project launched CNSP-18 on a long duration floater mission that flew from California to Morocco, covering 6,080 great circle miles. For the full story, see this page     On December 23, 2012, Don Ferguson, AI6RE received the good news...

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