GIS User reports on CHASE-II a CubeSat balloon launch by Captain Josh Neel KB3VTP.
The CubeSat, callsign KB3VTP-11, was planned to be launched as part of the Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing Rocketry Day on Sunday, October 20, 2013 using APRS on 144.390 MHz FM.
This was the second mission for the Civil Air Patrol, High Altitude Stratospheric Experiment or C.H.A.S.E. The first mission CHASE-I had the goal of capturing images of the stratosphere.
The goal for the second mission CHASE-II is to repeat the success of the first mission in CubeSat form with additional sensors. The second CHASE mission also seeks to exceed 30480 meters in altitude. However, the main purpose of the mission is to be a Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math (STEM) Aerospace Educational activity for Civil Air Patrol cadets.
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