This is the "Trophy Photo" of the South Texas Balloon Launch Team at the recovery site of BLT-4. It takes many mobile direction finding units to locate the payload before it runs out of battery power. This is especially true if the payload is not equipped with GPS, as was the case with BLT-4. This payload was located within an hour of landing. The package sustained only minimal damage (expected) during landing and was found still fully functioning.
See any AMSAT members you recognize??? There were several present at BLT-4.
Updated 3 February 1997.
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