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Friday, November 18

  1. page Timeline edited ... During the fall of 2011, the project was again put on the "back burner" as the engin…
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    During the fall of 2011, the project was again put on the "back burner" as the engineering club was busy building Sumo Robots for NBCC's robotics competition. After winning the competition, the team began gathering information and components throughout the winter of 2012.
    The Spot Tracker was ordered in December 2011, in order to take advantage of a year-end rebate.
    In February 2011,2012, two students
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    in March 2011.2012.
    On March 30th, team members completed installation of components that would make up the payload, and participated in a technical test flight. This "dress rehearsal" would unveil some areas where we needed to improve procedures in order to maximize the chances for a successful launch and recovery.
    On April 4th, the team held a "drop test" with the help of an Aliant Telephone Co. boom truck. We tested the parachute with a dummy load to both test it and determine the descent rate. The test went well, and we found the descent rate to be approximately 7m/s. This information was then used to more accurately predict landing sites for the payload.
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Wednesday, October 19

  1. page Media and other Data.. The good stuff! edited First returns of pictures. More to come. This series was from onboard camera 1 These are from Onb…
    First returns of pictures. More to come. This series was from onboard camera 1
    These are from Onboard Camera 2

    Launch, from the New Brunswick International Speedway in Geary
    Launch, from the downward pointing onboard camera
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Thursday, November 29

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Wednesday, November 28

  1. page Cameras edited ... {z0006.jpg} {z0007.jpg} The Kodak also functioned flawlessly. It filmed the entire flight…
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    The Kodak also functioned flawlessly. It filmed the entire flight, including the landing, capturing an additional 15 minutes of the footage while hanging 40' up in a tree, waiting for recovery. There was a minor issue where a cable tie, used to secure the camera slipped in front of part of the lens during final preparations, and so part of the footage was obscured. This was fixed by cropping the video to remove the offending tie. Since the footage was in high definition, the cropping did not affect the picture quality, only the aspect ratio.
    The image featured on the front page of this wiki was actually frame grab from the Kodak camera, taken seconds after the balloon burst.
    In retrospect, given the high quality of video cameras available. If we were to do the project again, we might be tempted to put in a third video camera in place of one of the still cameras. Frame captures from the video cameras, especially the Kodak provided high enough quality pictures that they could be printed and blown up to 8"x10" size without a loss of quality.

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Thursday, July 19

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Thursday, June 28

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Friday, April 27

  1. page Media and other Data.. The good stuff! edited ... The balloon bursting at altitude filmed from the onboard camera pointing upward. And the same…
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    The balloon bursting at altitude filmed from the onboard camera pointing upward.
    And the same instant from the downward pointing camera
    The recovery team finding and rescuing the payload
    Miscellaneous still pictures, video frame captures, panoramas. Also retouched or labeled photos. You've scrolled down this far, and as a result you'll be rewarded by seeing some of our favourite pics!
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