Saturday, October 6, 2007, Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Away 34 was a single balloon platform. It purpose was to test equipment for the Tandem airship.
The Tandem will fly later this year. Away 34 also carried 112 PongSat student experiments.
The team arrived in at the launch site at 4:20am. It was pitch black and freezeing when setup started.
Antenna assemble, mission control and vehicle prep hummed smoothly and Away 34 lifted off at 8:00am.
Balloon Launch Bags
Away 34: middle, MicroTandem: right.
Ed with the tear lines.
Kevin adjusting the antennas.
There are always a few adventures in our travels.
As soon as Away 34 lifted off the team shifted game plans and started getting ready to fly MicroTandem.
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