Monthly Archives: April 2011

Balloon Tracking Links

Follow our two balloons on google maps Balloon Tracks

  • Lasa-9 from St John Elementary is call sign VE3REX-11
  • Lasa-10 from St John Catholic High School is VE3LCA-111
  • NOTE  data shown before 9am EST 30 APR is from a previous launch

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Annoucning LASA 9 and LASA 10

Lanark Space Agency announced its next launch(es).  They will take Place Saturday 30 April, 2011 at 9:00am.  The launch will be from the Crystal Palace in the Turning Basin, down town Perth.  The launches are a part of Perth’s Festival of the Maples and will be educational in nature.

St John Elementary will be launching LASA-9 call sign VE3REX-11 as part of their study of space and flight.  Students have crafted “messages from space” that will travel aboard in written form and as a recording that will be broadcast over amateur frequencies in flight.  Launch preperations begin at 8am at the Crystal Palace (there will be no vehicle access to the basin so you may want to park at the school and walk over

St John Catholic High School grade 9 students in Mr P. Hogan’s class will be launching their balloon LASA-10 call sign VE3LCA-11 around the same time.

Returnto The Lanark Space Agency website on launch day for information on how to track the balloons online, hear student messages, and see photos taken from near space.

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LASA assists Acedemic Research

Lanark Space Agency members assisted a group of 4th year Queens University Physics Engineering students with their balloon born research probe.  The probe was launched from Perth on Sunday April 10, 2011 at approximately 1pm EDT.

The flight took the probe to a height of over 102,000ft and zigzaged over upstate NY eventually  landing in the Blue Mountains.

Queens Engineering Launch - Perth ON 2011-04-11

Queens Engineering Launch - Perth ON 2011-04-11

Flight of VA3ATP-11

More Launch Photos can be seen at

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