PRATCHETT soars to 31,000m for Pixhawk test flight

PRATCHETT soars to 31,000m for Pixhawk test flight

) project is in good shape following last Saturday’s PRATCHETT avionics test flight, named in honour of the late Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator ( LOHAN Discworld author Sir Terry. Our US allies at Edge Research Laboratory launched the PRATCHETT payload (above) – comprising an avionics package as mounted in our Vulture 2 spaceplane – from Colorado Springs East Airport. It was another textbook mission by Edge, with the payload coming down some 25km from the launch point, having hit a tad over 31,000m at balloon burst. Here’s […]

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