Project Horus High altitude balloon project

15Mar/123

Horus 19 – Skipping Girl Vinegar – “Chase the Sun” Music Video Released!

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From the video description:

Australian band Skipping Girl Vinegar sent a hobo monkey (Baker) to the edge of space, in a low rent spaceship made from foam and gaffa tape. On the morning of Sat 27th Nov 2011, attached to a giant weather balloon, Baker and the onboard camera soared to 110,000 feet (4 times higher than Mt Everest) capturing the rolling image that is now part of this new film clip. Reaching speeds of over 200kmh and experiencing temperatures as low as -50 degrees Baker carried an Mp3 player beaming out the new SGV single 'Chase the Sun' and messages to the Universe from the people of Earth.

No 'Hobo Monkeys' were harmed during the making of this clip.

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13Mar/122

Horus 22 flies tomorrow, flight reports for 20 & 21 online

This Wednesday, the 14th of March around 9am, we'll be launching Horus 22. We'll be running the standard 300 baud RTTY telemetry (434.650MHz) and APRS (145.175MHz). Tracking instructions are, as always, available here.

Horus 22 launch prediction, as of the 11th of March.

Thanks to the hard work of Mark, the launch info pages for Horus 20 and Horus 21 (the two Linux.conf.au launches) are now (finally) up! Go take a look and see what we did while in Ballarat.

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