Galo de Barcelos goes to Space! – Video

Galo de Barcelos goes to Space! - Video
Last weekend in Barcelos was  fantastic! The launch was a great success and everything was recovered in good shape! The result is now on video and you can take a look at this amazing trip!

Balua @ Barcelos

Balua @ Barcelos
After 450+ km, Balua team arrived at Barcelos to check the launch site and review those last details! Launch is schedule for 27 jul 10AM GMT at: N 41° 31′ 39.54″        W 8° 37′ 07.92″ To follow the Ballon one can use: SPOT – Click me RTTY on 434.650Mhz (7asci, 1stop bit, 50 baud, ...

Friedrichshafen ham fair – photos

Friedrichshafen ham fair - photos
Our trip is over and it was a huge success! (apart from lost luggage and so on..) The flea market was the biggest surprise, every thing (radio related) you might want to buy for a euro coin is there!! From simple connectors to complex spectrum analyzers it’s all there. The balloon launch had some nice ...

On the way to friedrichshafen @ LIS Airport

On the way to friedrichshafen @ LIS Airport
Balua is going to friedrichshafen international ham fair! We will be watching an HAB demonstration and keep updated about the latest technologies in radio communication. Stay tuned for updates. More info  

New Arrivals – GPS Modules

New Arrivals - GPS Modules
New GPS modules have arrived to Balua’s HQ ! Goodbye Venus GPS Receiver with heavy antenna and higher power consumption. Welcome Mr. Ublox max6 with low power consumption and lightweight Sarantel antennas. It’s Christmas time here!

New Launch scheduled!

New Launch scheduled!
Another BALUA launch is coming! Bookmark it! July, 27 – 10AM  (GMT) This Balua’s is taking a surprise in the Payload!?! Wait for it because it is going to awesome!

RTL-SDR @ Raspberry Pi 2

RTL-SDR @ Raspberry Pi
Last developments on communications: Software Defined Radio (RTL-SDR)  running on Raspberry Pi via TCP. Check out the picture, SSH to the Pi and SDR# client receiving data. The client is 400km apart form the radio itself (and the RasPi).  A real useful tool for tracking our balloon!

Another step to the next launch!

Another step to the next launch!
Balua’s new laminator for fast PCB prototyping using toner transfer has arrived. Know we can start prototyping the next PCB’s for launch. The RTTY communication board will probably be the first!  

2Nov Flight Photos

More flight photos of Balua Two are already here! Go check them out in the Gallery Section!

2nd Nov flight 2

2nd Nov flight
BALUA TWO, our second flight was another amazing success! More photos and videos soon! Check the gallery section for more pictures and videos. Also check the flights section for more information about the launch. Stay tuned.