Details copied from the launch card filled out at the launch site.
|Description||Wombat's second test flight. ASTRA from Southampton with an NTX2 and an HF transmitter|
|WX||Sunny, 22C, gusty wind|
|Balloon Size||350g Totex|
|Target Neck Lift||1.5kg|
|Target Asc. Rate||4.21m/s|
|Parachute Details||24" Spherachute|
|Estimated Burst Altitude||21.9km|
|Telemetry Details||Wombat 50/300 baud RTTY on 434.000MHz. ASTRA 50 baud RTTY on 434.075Mhz and 27.12MHz|
|Notes from Launch Card||Flow meter not used due to time constraints|
|Sea Level Descent Rate||9m/s|
|Flight Computer Log|
Notes and Details
Wombat worked very well compared to its previous flight but by the time it reached the ground it was spewing QRM all over the band, and was very difficult to decode even from 100 yards away from landing site. Missed a large reservoir by the skin of its teeth. A very easy recovery.