|Balloon Size: SBS-13 balloon - LINK|
|Payload Weight with String: 13.11 grams|
|Neck Lift: 24.11 grams|
|Free Lift: 11 grams|
|Cruising Altitude: 35,000-40,000 feet|
|Burst (predicted): Shooting for 2 months aloft and 4 trips around the Earth|
|Time Aloft: TBD|
|HAM Call Signs: KD0VJI-11|
|Launch Location: Forestview Middle School|
|Facebook Page: FMS STEM Facebook Page|
UPDATED: April 10, 2017: Our Pico balloon, flying a SkyTracker made by Bill Brown, took 16 days to make one trip around the Earth. As of this posting, we are currently working on our second trip around.
We were the first middle school in the world to send a scientific balloon around the Earth. How cool is that!!!
|Getting the flaoter ready to fly.||Getting the flaoter ready to fly.|
|Mr. Brown via FaceTime. The creator of the SkyTracker.||Getting the flaoter ready to fly|
|Nice picture of the SkyTracker.||Nice picture of the SkyTracker and it's solar panels.|
|Getting ready to let it go off on it's journey.||Up, up and away!|