ABS-03 Flight Information

Launched on May 12, 2007 from ASU Campus in Newport, AR

During this flight a miscalculation of lift resulted in a very low
ascent  rate.  The balloon flew for over four hours and primary
radio batteries began to fail.  With the loss of altitude
information, the launch team did a great job to determine when
the balloon was descending using just lat & long data.  Max
altitude was difficult to determine, but it is believed that the
balloon exceeded 80,000 ft. For the first time the Arkansas
team used a 1500 gram balloon.  Recovery was made in
difficult terrain and required the use of a lift and shotgun to
retrieve the payloads the next day.