Space Seraph – an update

On June 28th TLES launched the high altitude balloon mission “Space Seraph”. The launch was a great success with many local primary school students gathered to watch the launch prior to the annual “Eco day”.

All appeared to be going well and a predicted landing area just outside Matlock was identified. The recovery team headed off to wait near Matlock bath to await contact with the tracking devices. The landing was estimated for 11:38am, this time came and went and still no contact was made.

More accurate simulations have since been made and the average of 400 has been taken. The target area is outlined below. Search teams have since covered just under 3.5km² of the target area concentrating in an area known to be in a communication dead zone. Unfortunately nothing has yet turned up so the search continues……




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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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