CSXT Space Shot Program
Civilian Space eXploration team (CSXT) conducted wind weighting systems tests in 2003 to support space launches from Black Rock Nevada.¬†¬† GPSFlight units were used in Radio-Sondes to test upper atmospheric movement.¬† The weather up high was very windy each day which was bad for the launch.
Tracking several balloons, GPSFlight equipment sent data back from over 30 miles away¬†WHILE¬†at altitudes of over 60,000.¬†
Using the STXe, the data would have continued probably to the altitude of 75,000, where the balloon broke.
Radio link was maintained the entire time, and was only lost when the balloon fell behind a mountain, downrange over 30 miles.
The GPSFlight unit was based on the 900 Mhz transmitter using the GPSFlight long-range radios with 2db gain antennas on both ends.
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