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ANSR, Arizona Near Space Research, is a Phoenix, Arizona based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes science and education by exploring frontiers in amateur radio and high altitude balloons. Visit their web site for information the group.

2009 Flights

Flight Number Date Payloads Notes
ANSR-48 4 Apr 2009

Payload Computer
Student Payload Projects
APRS Beacon

Space Grant flight in support of Arizona State University, Embry-Riddle, Pima Community College, South Mountain Community College, and The University of Arizona.


2008 Flights

Flight Number Date Payloads Notes
ANSR-47 22 Nov 2008

Payload Computer
Student Payload Projects
APRS Beacon

Space Grant flight in support of Arizona State University, Embry-Riddle, Pima Community College, South Mountain Community College, and The University of Arizona.
ANSR-46 8 Nov 2008

Payload Computer
Digital Camera
Two (2) APRS Beacon

Test new APRS Beacon hardware. Launch and recovery skill refresh.
ANSR-45 4 Oct 2008

Payload Computer
Digital Camera
APRS Beacon

Launch and recovery skills refresh and test flight of new Digital Camera Payload by Bryson, KC7LED.
GPSL Arizona Near Space Research presentation
13 Sep 2008

No Flight

ARRL Southwest District Convention presentation.


ANSR-44 26 Apr 2008

Payload Computer
HF-APRS
APRS Beacon
K-12 ASCEND! Student Payloads

Flight in support of K-12 "Changes in Altitude" flight for Middle and High Schools, sponsored by the Phoenix Mars Mission Outreach Program and the AZ Space Grant Consortium.
ANSR-43 5 Apr 2008

Payload Computer
APRS Beacon
Student Payloads

Space Grant flight in support of Arizona State University, Embry-Riddle, Pima College, and The University of Arizona. Test fight of the APRS Beacon with new software load.


2007 Flights

Flight Number Date Payloads Notes
ANSR-42 15 Dec 2007

Payload Computer
HF-APRS
APRS Beacon
ASU Student Payload

Test fight of the new HF-APRS payload and make up flight for Arizona State University.
ANSR-41 17 Nov 2007 Payload Computer
Student Payloads
NSRV Beacon
Space Grant flight in support of Arizona State University, Embry-Riddle, and The University of Arizona
ANSR-40 3 Nov 2007 Payload Computer
Student Payloads
NSRV Beacon
"Changes in Altitude", NASA Space Grant flight.
ANSR-39 20 Oct 2007 Payload Computer
APRS Beacon
NSRV Beacon
Test flight of new APRS Beacon
ANSR-38 4 Aug 2007 Payload Computer
Teacher Payloads
NSRV Beacon
Arizona Space Grant training flight flown from Flagstaff, AZ.
ANSR-37 14 Apr 2007 Payload Computer
Student Payloads
Pico Beacon
APRS Beacon
Greatest Two-Way QSO (Contact) through the cross band repeater (777 miles) as part of the Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning Flight Records. The contact was between N8DEZ/6 and N5QO.
ANSR-36 31 Mar 2007 Payload Computer
Student Payloads
NSRV Beacon
 
ANSR-SG 25 Mar 2007 ASU Glider Project ANSR provide the helium and balloon to take a glider aloft. The goal was to fly to 5,000 feet, release, and glide back to the launch site. However, the glider didn't release and went to over 80,000 feet instead. The glider was later recovered after the balloon burst.
ANSR-35 10 Feb 2007 Payload Computer
Student Payloads
Pico Beacon
Long Range Two-Way QSO (Contact) through the cross band repeater (576 miles) as part of the Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning Flight Records. The contact was between KQ6UP/KD6CAE (collocated at the same site) and WK5C.
ANSR-34 27 Jan 2007 Payload Computer
Student Payloads
Pico Beacon
 


2006 Flights

Flight NumberDate PayloadsNotes
ANSR-33 29 Dec 2006 HF-APRS
Ballast Pump/Tan
Zero pressure balloon flight. 2006 Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning Flight Record for longest duration flight, longest distance flight, and longest HF radio contact.
ANSR-32 16 Dec 2006 Pico Beacon This was a flight with only the Pico Beacon under a 1500 gram balloon that flew to a record of 117,128 feet. We also captured the 2006 Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning Flight Record for highest altitude.
ANSR-31 3 Jun2006

Payload Computer
Student Payloads

 
ANSR-30 22 Apr 2006 9 Student Payloads
UAV Controller
Pico Beacon
"Changes in Altitude", NASA Space Grant flight.
ANSR-2911 Feb 200610 Student Payloads
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
"Changes in Altitude", NASA Space Grant flight.


2005 Flights

Flight NumberDate PayloadsNotes
ANSR-2830 Dec 2005HF-APRS
Ballast Pump/Tank
First zero pressure balloon flight.  Longest duration (7 hours, 45 minutes) and distance (266 miles) ANSR flight to date.
ANSR-2719 Nov 20054 Student Payloads
Payload Computer
Pico Beacon
"ASCEND!", NASA Space Grant flight.   Record altitude flight for ANSR with peak altitude of 105,761'.
ANSR-268 Oct 2005Payload Computer
DV Camcorder
Pico Beacon
ARHAB (Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning Record) competition flight
ANSR-253 Sep 2005Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
HF-APRS
ARHAB (Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning Record) competition flight
ANSR-2430 Apr 20056 Student Payloads
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
"Changes in Altitude", NASA Space Grant flight.
ANSR-238 Apr 2005Pico BeaconFlight from ERAU, Prescott, AZ.
ANSR-2212 Jan 2005Pico BeaconFlight test of new Pico Beacon hardware and ANSR's first very cold night flight.


2004 Flights

Flight NumberDate PayloadsNotes
ANSR-2111 Dec 2004Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
General flight.  Top-10 cross band repeater contact from Las Vegas, Nevada to Tucson, Arizona (360 miles).
ANSR-203 Jul 2004Payload Computer
S-band video
Micro Beacon II
HF-APRS
Flight for Arizona State Hamfest at Williams, Arizona.  First flight of multi-band, trapped dipole HF antenna for HF-APRS.
ANSR-1919 Jun 2004Payload Computer
S-band video
Micro Beacon II
HF-APRS
Flight test new HF-APRS package operating PSK-31.  Verified operation of ground hardware.
ANSR-1817 Apr 20048 Student Payloads
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
NASA Space Grant flight.
ANSR-1720 Mar 2004Payload Computer
S-band video
Micro Beacon II
Flight test of new hardware including S-band video transmitter, ground station, and rebuilt Micro Beacon II hardware package.


2003 Flights

Flight NumberDate PayloadsNotes
ANSR-1615 Nov 20033 Student Payloads
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
NASA Space Grant flight.  Balloon developed a leak and slowly sank.
ANSR-1525 Oct 2003Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
Wireless Cut Down
Flight test new hardware.  Record cross band repeater contact at 647 miles between N06B and N5QO.
ANSR-1426 Jul 2003ASU ATV Project
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
First flight for students at Arizona State University.
ANSR-1314 Jun 20033 Student Payloads
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
Shortest flight from lift off to touch down of 2.1 miles.  Participant in GPSL 2003 in Colorado in conjunction with NASA Space Grant.
ANSR-1212 Apr 2003Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
Flight test new hardware build of Micro Beacon II.
ANSR-119 Mar 2003Payload Computer
Experimental - Payload "E"
Micro Beacon II
Payload "E" test flight.


2002 Flights

Flight NumberDate PayloadsNotes
ANSR-107 Dec 2002University of Arizona Project
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
The University of Arizona's first flight with their own cross band repeater.
ANSR-916 Nov 2002Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
Familiarization flight for The University of Arizona.
ANSR-827 July 2002ATV
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon II
Fort Tuthill Ham Fest in Flagstaff, AZ
GPSL 20026 Jul 2002No FlightTechnical Presentation at GPSL 2002.
ANSR-729 June 2002ATV
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon
 
ANSR-64 May 2002ATV
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon
Recovery very difficult and it took 3 days to reach the payloads.
ANSR-523 Feb 2002Digipeater
Micro Beacon
ATV
Payload Computer
 


2001 Flights

Flight NumberDate PayloadsNotes
ANSR-41 December 2001ATV
Payload Computer
Micro Beacon
Promotional flight during Mesa Ham Fest.
ANSR-314 October 2001Micro BeaconInitial test flight of Micro Beacon design.
ANSR-228 July 2001Payload Computer
KPC-3 TNC
Cross Band Repeater
Fort Tuthill Ham Fest in Flagstaff, AZ
ANSR-112 May 2001ATV
Digipeater
KPC-3 TNC
Inaugural ANSR Flight.

 

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