Hello all, we’re working our little tails off to meet our December 18 launch date. It’s going to be a photo finish. We haven’t been updating this much due to the frantic pace we’re working day and night on all this. Quick update:
All electronics designed and PCBs ordered.
Mission control team members coming together.
Balloon firmware is in very early stages of development.
Public flight tracking websites are ready, but backend database software is just starting.
Major parts such as satellite modem are all here.
Balloons are built, but not to the specification we required. Still trying to figure out what to do about this. They’re supposedly now built to float several thousand feet higher than we asked.
Documentation is being created for safety rules, procedures, and test details. Pics have been posted to the Flickr stream of the latest whiteboard diagrams and such!