The Icarus Project

The Icarus Project

High Altitude Ballooning

Icarus I Launch 3

Technical Data

Launch Date 17 October 2008
Launch Time 09:32.14 UTC (10:32:14 BST)
Launch Lat, Lon 53.65547, -1.670267
Landing Date 17 October 2008
Landing Time 12.32.22 UTC (13:32:22 BST)
Landing Lat, Lon 53.47900, 0.099833
Flight Duration 3:00:18 hh:mm:ss
Total Distance 118.5 km
Max Altitude 35,015 m (35.015 km)
Average Ascent Rate 3.733 m/s (13.440 km/h)
Average Descent Rate 23.580 m/s (84.890 km/h)
Max Descent Rate 59 m/s (184.894 km/h)
Impact Speed 10.908 m/s (39.268 km/h)
Payload Mass 0.540 kg
Balloon Mass 1.20 kg
Total Mass 1.740 kg


Launch weather

Heading off M1 South

Conversion Problems

CWGet Logging


Help needed Driver and Ground Crew

Load Balloon

Drive to coast

Signal Descovery

Para Failure

Torn connector

Lessons learnt and improvement in the future

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