West Lafayette Indiana

Great Plains
Super Launch

The premier High Altitude Ballooning Experience

July 15-16, 2022
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About the Event

Great Plains Super Launch is the premier high altitude ballooning event in North America.  Started in 2001 by Paul Verhage, this annual event will be celebrating its 22nd year.  Hosted in various locations around the midwest, GPSL attracts the brightest and most innovative amateur balloonists from the US and abroad.

2022 Sympium Venue

Due to rising fuel costs, and ongoing COVID cases, the hard decision to stay virutal for the 2022 year has been made.

Dates

The online symposium will be held on July 15, 2022. Any groups wishing to launch balloons are encouraged to on Saturday July 16th from your home location.

Event Registration

There is no need to pre-register for GPSL 2022. The link to the online meeting space will be posted to the SuperLaunch.org website on the night of Thursday July 14. Thank you for your interest in the Great Plains Super Luanch

GPSL Groups.io Reflector

  • Re: BASE 110 Flight Summary

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 28, 2022 | 21:33 pm

    Carl,Thanks for the suggestion.  Having studied arcs and sparks in gases for forty-five years I understand corona discharge and steps to eliminate the effect.  However, we have flown this specific type of array since 2013 with no corona issues.  The[…]

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  • Re: BASE 110 Flight Summary

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 28, 2022 | 20:06 pm

    Hi, This is Carl WA4ADG. When operating a Geiger counter or any high voltage device in a reduced atmospheric pressure there is a rang of pressure where the air breaks down and conducts heavily. This often is misinterpreted as an[…]

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  • BASE 110 Flight Summary

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 28, 2022 | 19:41 pm

    BASE 110 flight was very close to predictions, except for the burst altitude.  The predicted burst was 27 km (88 kft) and the ascent reached 30 km(100 kft).  Landing was in corn on the Shelby-Johnson County, IN line ,west of[…]

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  • Re: BASE 110

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 28, 2022 | 16:37 pm

    W9YJ-13 was/is on aprs.fi.  Reached 100 kft.We had issues with -12.Flight is over and everything is retrieved.Sorry that you missed it.

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  • Re: BASE 110

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 28, 2022 | 16:30 pm

    aprs.fi doesn't show anything. Did it launch?-----------------------------------------From: "Christopher Rose" To: "GPSL@groups.io"Cc: Sent: Monday June 27 2022 11:00:43PMSubject: Re: [GPSL] BASE 110 Thanks and good luck ----------------------------------------- From: "BASE_DePauw" To: GPSL@groups.io Cc: Sent: Monday June 27 2022 6:58:19PM Subject: Re: [GPSL][…]

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  • Re: BASE 110

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 28, 2022 | 03:00 am

    Thanks and good luck-----------------------------------------From: "BASE_DePauw" To: GPSL@groups.ioCc: Sent: Monday June 27 2022 6:58:19PMSubject: Re: [GPSL] BASE 110 Christopher, All details are on arhab.org.  I failed to copy them to the list email. Launch site will be the roof of the[…]

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  • Re: BASE 110

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 27, 2022 | 22:58 pm

    Christopher,All details are on arhab.org.  I failed to copy them to the list email.Launch site will be the roof of the Julian Science and Mathematics Center on the DePauw campus in Greencastle, Indiana.  Approximate latitude and longitude are 39.64 North and[…]

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  • Re: BASE 110

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 27, 2022 | 22:20 pm

    What or where is the launch site?-----------------------------------------From: "BASE_DePauw" To: GPSL@groups.ioCc: Sent: Monday June 27 2022 2:48:33PMSubject: [GPSL] BASE 110 BASE DePauw is flying again tomorrow.  Release should be close to 12:30 UTC on 28 June. The primary purpose is to[…]

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  • BASE 110

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 27, 2022 | 18:48 pm

    BASE DePauw is flying again tomorrow.  Release should be close to 12:30 UTC on 28 June. The primary purpose is to flight test the new Geiger counter array with attached altimeter, barometer, and temperature recording.We plan to cross the Pfotzer Maximum[…]

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  • Re: BASE 109

    Great Plains Super Launch Jun 21, 2022 | 19:13 pm

    Howard:Just checked wsprnet.org for W9YJ and no reports were under that call for the past 12 hours.Mark

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