BEAR-1 - May 27th, 2000

BEAR-1 was recovered 76.2 miles from the launch site after traveling 106.8 miles
and reaching an altitude of 31,762 meters (104,206 ft) during the 4 hr. 34 min. flight.

( X indicates burst point )           ( Star indicates landing point )


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The following links apply to both, BEAR-1 & BEAR-2, balloon flights.
Antennas GPS
Parachute Batteries Telemetry Operations Members

Stowaway onboard!

Barry VE6SBS testing the parachute before launch.

Close up of the fill nozzle built by Bruce VE6BRZ.

Bruce VE6SA fills the balloon while Bruce VE6BRZ runs the helium regulator.

James VE6SRV and Barry VE6SBS keeping the balloon
from blowing about in the breeze.

Balloon filled ready for tying off.

Mitch VE6JTM ties off the neck while Barry VE6SBS inspects his work.

Brian VE6BCA checking for pre-launch telemetry.

Barry VE6SBS, James VE6SRV and Barry VE6JTB
move the launch assembly to a clear area prior to release.

James VE6SRV starts the release sequence.

James VE6SRV running the lift line
towards Barry VE6SBS who is holding the payload.

Barry VE6SBS, Garrett VE6RKY, and Brian VE6BCA manning ground control.

BEAR-1 back on the earth!

Payload landed as desired, antennas vertical.

The victorious hunters. James VE6SRV, Barry VE6JTB,
Barry VA6DX, Michael VE6MJB, Bruce VE6BRZ, and Heinz VE6LDX.

Inspecting the package, Daniel Murray, James VE6SRV, Barry VA6DX,
Bruce VE6BRZ, Heinz VE6LDX, and Barry VE6JTB.

Our stowaway is caught!
James VE6SRV and Barry VA6DX.

Just in case all the fancy technology and
preparation didn't work!

Some of the latex from the balloon managed to partially foul the parachute shroud
lines. James VE6SRV and Michael VE6MJB.

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