Stratofox Aerospace Tracking Team. Presented by Ian Kluft Space Access '09 Conference Phoenix, Arizona April 2-4, 2009. About Stratofox. About Stratofox. We're an amateur group which performs tracking services for high altitude rocket and balloon flights
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Presented by Ian KluftSpace Access '09 ConferencePhoenix, ArizonaApril 2-4, 2009
Stratofox locates ParagonDragoon I in 15 minutes(June 2003)
Stratofox group picture: Will Galloway AE6EY, Ian Kluft KO6YQ, Jeremy Cooper KE6JJJ, Sean Lynch KG6CVV, Randy Palmer WA6LCD, Steve Palmer KA6DHU and Rob Palmer. Not shown: Diane Palmer KC6HVP, Christian Void KF6IHU, Colleen Brennan and Jay Lawson.
Booster lost radio transmitters on re-entry – recovered 6 months later
AeroPac To100K launchesat Nevada's Black Rock Desert
B07A Jan 2007 near
B08A Mar 2008 near
B07C May 2007 near
B07F Dec 2007 near
Los Banos, California
Stratofox planned a 3x3 mile visual
search area across the Quinn River
Sink at the Black Rock Desert
Worse than a needle in a haystack:
a CanSat in the Black Rock Desert
(with dead transmitter!)
CanSat handoff at AeroPac holiday party Dec 7, 2008 in Pacifica, CA
Image credit: CL Vancil/Mars Society
Stratofox was range safety and search crew for CSXT Space Shot 2004
Sunset at Stratofox camp at Upper High Dry Lakebed, September 2008
Stratofox member Bob Verish examines rocks in the Black Rock Range
Stratofox camp sites may include bicycles, 4x4s and airplanes
Electronics or Aerospace Engineering
Search & Rescue
Emergency medical training (WFR, EMT)
Got something else you think is useful? Ask!
Stratofox ground crew gives search plane pilot the shutdown signal
visual acquisition from the Tracy Airport of B07C climbing through 30,000'