Balloon 'floater' at 110,000 feet
W4KRL at arrl.net
Wed Dec 5 10:38:48 CST 2012
I calculate that it crashed near 34°25.75' N 3°58.96' W at 09:26Z December
5. It was floating around 35,000m. From 09:08Z to 09:22Z it dropped at the
rate of about 2,200m/min. No report since 09:22Z.
From: Iain McFadyen [mailto:ki4hlv at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 12:14 AM
To: tacos at amrad.org
Subject: Re: Balloon 'floater' at 110,000 feet
The balloon has made it across the Atlantic, and is just off the coast of
Still at around 115,000 feet. Travelling just 70mph.
Some friends in the Azores were listening, but did not hear anything on
The link below should still work...
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Iain McFadyen <ki4hlv at gmail.com> wrote:
Check the link:
Launched in California at 11pm last night, and now over Kansas.
Not sure whether they are attempting a round the globe trip or not...
Also wondering why there are such wild GPS errors (take a look at the
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