BOREALIS Flight Data Sheet 1. Date of Flight: November 1, 2008 2. BOREALIS Flight Number: BOR0811A 3. Primary Tracking System callsign & frequency: KE7IGH-11 144.390 4. BATS callsign & frequency: KE7IGH-12 431.050 5. Active Payloads: IBIS HOBO Pressure HOBO Temperature HOBO Temperature Thermocouple Sensor Cut down system 6. Launch Location: Livingston Airport 7. Launch Time: 08:12 MDT (MST) (MDT) circle one 8. Burst Time: 09:42 MDT (MST) (MDT) circle one 9. Maximum Altitude: 105,984 ft. MSL 10. Landing Time: 10:31 MDT (MST) (MDT) circle one (estimated) 11: Landing Location: Timbered creek bottom. In a tree. (description) Latitude/Longitude: 45.742 -109.258 12. Participants: Flight Director: Berk Knighton Name Assignment(s) Jayson Nissen Command Jenny Sue Hane Ground Station Conrad Martin Balloon Fill Nathan Martin Balloon Fill Ed Meehan Balloon Fill 13. Flight Notes: 1. Very windy at launch, 12-15 mph winds from the west. Building provided shelter from the wind and enabled us to launch without issues. 2. BATS transmissions were received up to 38,000 feet and were then lost for the remainder of the flight on both the THD7 and TMD700 radios. We forgot to check this after retrieving the payload. 3. Cut down system received command but did not cut. On inspection the wire between the battery and relay broke. The failure was at the commercial battery connector. These connectors are not very robust. We need to find a replacement system. 4. Camera worked intermittently through the flight. Good news was that we only lost 10 minutes worth of pictures on the descent. Nice pictures overall. 5. HOBO thermocouple sensor did not function properly. Stopped recording data early in the flight and the temperatures that were recorded do not make any sense. Similar behavior has been observed previously with this device. 6. Balloon clearly visible just prior to burst. We watched from 100 Kft to burst from the Prairie Dog State Park. 7. Landing site was close to a road ~ ¼ mile. Landed in a tree on a rocky bluff next the Keyser Creek. Tree was not tall and had numerous limbs – easy climb.