Ascent Balloon Construction

9/29 Balloon Construction Work

Fred and I met with Trevor (Mr. Sutcliff) and several of the Blue Valley HS Engineering students and one of the engineering students from Longview College. As the pictures show we worked on the final pieces of the payload package. The parachute was tied to its balloon attachment; the antenna boom was put together, the bottom two pieces were glued together; we worked out how to connect to the parachute; and tested the radio transmitter and GPS.

We left after making a checklist of what we had to in the hour or two before release.

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