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WIALD-1 / ARBONET Flight Time line


Friday

All systems go!


Saturday

6:00 – Breakfast at IHOP

7:00 – Arrive Airport

7:15 – Team Meeting / Safety Briefing / Team Picture – parking area outside of terminal

8:00 – Preliminary Readiness Check

  •    Payload functional check out – payload prep area / mission control
  •    Final payload weight determined lift requirement calculated – launch area

8:30 – Winds Aloft / Weather / Chase team briefing – mission control area

8:30 – Pre-deployment teams notified of landing zone area and deployed

8:45 - Launch Sequence Commence – launch area

  •   Notify FAA of Flight Status

  •   Payload preparations and final module closure for launch

  •   Tether preparations

  •   Balloon Fill

  •   Payload attachment

  •   Final payload check

8:59 – Announce balloon deployment on Unicom Frequency

9:00 – Balloon Release / Announce on Unicom Frequency


9:00 – 11:30 – Mission Operations

9:00 – Chase teams depart

11:30 – 12:30 – Recovery

1:00 – Lunch Debrief Meeting - TBD