CNSP-22

CNSP-22

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, February 23, 2015 CNSP-22   K6RPT-11     California Near Space Project (CNSP) launched a Super Pressure Balloon from Silicon Valley California on Monday, February 23, 2015, flight # CNSP-22; call sign K6RPT-11. The flight crossed the US, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, France and Spain with the last report coming from Greece on February 28, 2015, traveling 8,438 miles. This flight used only...

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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.   California Near Space Project (CNSP) launched a Super Pressure Balloon from Silicon Valley California 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, with the last report coming from...

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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   California Near Space Project (CNSP) launched a Super Pressure Balloon from Silicon Valley California on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, flight # CNSP-20; call sign K6RPT-11. The flight achieved a successful float at 37,000 feet. CNSP-20 flew through southern California and on Wednesday November 26,...

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CNSP-19

CNSP-19

Super Pressure Balloon Flight, October 19, 2014 CNSP-19   K6RPT-12   CNSP-19, the Wounded Bird   California Near Space Project (CNSP) launched a Super Pressure Balloon from Silicon Valley California on Sunday, October 19, 2014, flight # CNSP-19; call sign K6RPT-12. 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...

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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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