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First flight of the ASTRA Atom 1 thwarted by high winds

First flight of the ASTRA Atom 1 thwarted by high winds

The maiden flight of the ASTRA Atom 1, a balloon-borne, fully rapid protyped platform (even its electronic systems were built from .net Gadgeteer building blocks) will now take place at a later date – 20 knot surface winds with 30 knot gusts made for very unfavourable conditions today. Watch this space for new dates for the first flight.

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