NSL-7 was a rousing success! Here are a few of videos of the launch courtesy of spectators in the crowd.
It reached 87,500 feet before bursting and coming back to earth. Here is the path it took (click here for the full KML file):NSL-7 was launched from the 2012 Maker Faire NC at around 12:45pm local time.
This was the capsule that was launched. The orange device is a SPOT GPS tracker. The circuit boards are a Trackuino board connected to a TinyTrak MicroAmp 3. It will be transmitting standard APRS packets on 146.39 Mhz under the callsign AK4CH-11. Hopefully it will show up on this map - http://triangleaprs.net/wiki/AK4CH-11_Balloon Also included in the capsule are a still camera pointed at the horizon that will take a picture every 30 seconds, an HD Go Pro video camera pointed at the horizon and an SD Go Pro video camera pointed at the ground.
The WRAL Weather Blog wrote up a nice article about us.