Space Camera 4 – TEDx

Flight Statistics

Cost €140 (just helium+balloon)
Launch 13:25 (07-11-2011 Delft Netherlands)
Ascent rate 5.95m/s
Burst 15:11
Touchdown 15:50 (07-11-2011 Rotterdam)
Recovery 15:57
Flight Time 2h32m
Max. Altitude 37800m±200m extrapolated
Total Weight ~800g
Main Payload Beagleboard/GPS/Powershot A410/Radio
# Pictures Taken 190 Pictures
# Pictures Sent Live 32 Pictures
# Pictures Received Live 32 Pictures
# Max Data Rate 600 bits/s
Radio Power 10mW (434.653MHz, 8n2)

TEDx Delft Talk

To be released (~week or so). Untill then you can check it at http://www.tedxdelft.nl/streaming/ 3h:38m

Launch and Recovery video

Make sure to watch the end as well!

Space Cam Live 2 @ TEDx Delft from Costyn van Dongen on Vimeo.

Raw video from a cheap $5 Keychain Camera

Make sure to see a part of the end (the whole thing takes 30min :P)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tAns8WuWxk&feature=feedu

Image Gallery

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Trajectory

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How we got it back

Soundfragment comes here Immediatelly when it landed, a woman got it. It landed 20 meters from the river Maas in Rotterdam. She tried to call us (i didnt pick up, i was attending a TEDx Delft talk, she thought it was a bomb, so “She opened it ” (=ripped the whole front off). Then she called the police, which said “Oh yeah we know about that, it’s not a bomb”, then i called her, picked it up after a 15minute drive!

Twitter twitties

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Special Thanks

Daniela; Mathijs, the universalis; Onno and Toine for the talk support; Jacco Hoekstra and Simone for the opportunity; the whole TEDxDelft crew; UKHAS members, specifically Philip (yet again), James and ‘Darkside’ for some last minute tips; Wouter, Wouter and Costyn for the help; All the operators who tuned in to help with the transmission; The videoguys at the auditorium. And everyone else for the appreciation! ]]>