This was our first first attempt at a launch. It was almost immediately lost! Luckily, a farmer found it a week later and contacted us and we were able to retrieve the pictures.
After our first failure with NSL-1, NSL-2 was put together with the remnants left over from NSL-1 and launched only a few hours later. It was a spectacular success.
The NSL-3 Balloon launched at 8:55am, Sunday, September 26 at 8:30am from Horseshoe Farm Park in Rolesville, NC. Payload was recovered at 12:40pm 5 miles north of Centerville just off Hyw 58.
This was the launch to honor Yuri's day and was our only evening launch. Storms were rolling in as we launched and there was some rain. It included the still camera and Spot, but we lost the Spot data about 30 minutes into the flight and never received any more telemetry data. It was eventually recovered almost a year later when someone found the capsule and called us.
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NSL-6 Balloon launched at 2:51pm, Saturday, June 18, 2011 from MakerFaire at the NC State Fairgrounds. With a 5 hour flight time, it reached a height of 60,827 ft and traveled 80 miles. Recovered at 7:40pm near Ayden, NC. (APRS Tracking data here.)
NSL-7 Will be launched from the 2012 Maker Faire NC.