Great Plains Super Launch - Held in Pella Iowa June 13-15, 2019

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Great Plains Super Launch

The Great Plains Super Launch returns to the midwest in 2019.  The Super Launch will be held on Friday/Saturday June 14 and 15, 2019 in Pella Iowa.  GPSL is the premier balloon gathering for high altitude balloon enthisasts from around the world.  Each year GPSL is located in the midwest, and draws hobbiests and professionals from dozens of states, and as far away as England.

For further information, please see the event Agenda for specific times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPSL Groups.io

  • aprs.fi and Google Maps

    Great Plains Super Launch Oct 16, 2018 | 16:06 pm

    Crossposting this from the APRSSIG, since there are so many aprs.fi users here.73 de Mark N9XTNDate: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:32:36 +0300 (EEST)From: Heikki Hannikainen To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: [aprssig] aprs.fi and Google Maps API pricing changes, status        updateMessage-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8";[…]

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  • Stargazing Almanac

    Great Plains Super Launch Oct 13, 2018 | 00:48 am

    I'm experimenting with a free monthly astronomy newsletter. If you're interested, you can subscribe at, https://stargazingalmanac.substack.com/

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  • Re: 2019 GPSL Save the Date!

    Great Plains Super Launch Oct 6, 2018 | 16:37 pm

    Here here! It was a great event in 2013.

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  • Re: 2019 GPSL Save the Date!

    Great Plains Super Launch Oct 6, 2018 | 16:14 pm

    Mike,Looking forward to it!  We really enjoyed our time in Pella at your last GPSL.  73 de Mark N9XTN

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  • 2019 GPSL Save the Date!

    Great Plains Super Launch Oct 6, 2018 | 15:48 pm

    GPSL will be in Pella, IA,, June 13, 14 and 15.  Genelle is planning to recreate our Wednesday evening picnic at our house for those that come in on Wednesday afternoon.   We are busy planning an interesting day of[…]

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  • Floater Balloon - VA5BNC-15

    Great Plains Super Launch Oct 2, 2018 | 02:07 am

    HiSorry for the short notice but things have been a bit hectic.On Sunday morning, September 30 I launched my first floater, VA5BNC-15 from Saskatoon, (52.1N, 106.6W).  It survived the first night and has made it all the way from Saskatoon[…]

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  • Re: NASA Breaks a Balloon Altitude Record

    Great Plains Super Launch Sep 14, 2018 | 12:55 pm

    Don't forget the weight of that Giant Balloon! My "LITTLE" 300,000 Cubic Footer weighs 31 pounds Joe WB9SBD The Original Rolling Ball Clock Idle Tyme Idle-Tyme.com http://www.idle-tyme.com

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  • Re: NASA Breaks a Balloon Altitude Record

    Great Plains Super Launch Sep 14, 2018 | 03:58 am

    Hank, nice job on going the next step with the math which I didn't do.  73 de Mark N9XTN

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  • Re: NASA Breaks a Balloon Altitude Record

    Great Plains Super Launch Sep 14, 2018 | 03:51 am

    The usage of helium for the typical amateur balloon refers to ground level conditions, similar to Standard Temperature and Pressure which is 20 Celsius and 1013 millibars pressure.The 60 million cubic feet of the NASA "Big 60" balloon refers to[…]

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  • Re: NASA Breaks a Balloon Altitude Record

    Great Plains Super Launch Sep 13, 2018 | 19:10 pm

    Can you imagine paying that kind of money for a balloon launch? A flight into space on a Falcon 9 is about the same price.

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