B E S P I N
Archive for June, 2011
The New Crew
The New Crew

After the devastating loss of the crew of the BESPIN I, and the very curious similarities to the final scene in 2001 : A Space Odyssey, where the real Dr. Dave Bowman has to shut down HAL, just like our Big Red Bee was shut down mid-flight, we’ve brought in a new diverse crew. Meet […]

Dammit!
Dammit!

Well folks, we learned some things this weekend. But, all things considered, we still had a pretty impressive launch. If you haven’t already “Heard the news” we unfortunately lost the payload. The down side is that yes, we lost everything and have to sit fingers crossed someone else eventually finds it and calls. The UP […]

Construction Complete
Construction Complete

As of 8:27am CST, construction of the first BESPIN payload is complete. We had a few last minute discoveries/technical issues that reared their ugly head, but they’re all checked off the list and we’re launch ready. The first issue we discovered was with the Kodak Camcorder we were using for video. We noticed this a […]

Launch Date/Time Officially Set
Launch Date/Time Officially Set

Alright everyone, its all set. Launch date/time have been confirmed. SATURDAY, JUNE 25th 2011 @ 2:00PM CST – SPECTATORS MORE THAN WELCOME! (Weather backup date the next day, same time/place) LOCATION: Sodbusters RC Airfield, Lake Elmo, MN (directly across from this Holiday Station on Manning Ave & I-94 – http://svns.in/o0) We’ll most likely begin prep […]

What is BESPIN

Bespin is the successor to the fallen Yavin IV project run by Sevnthsin.

The goal of Bespin is to operate lighter and more precisely than Yavin IV, while capturing even more stunning imagery of the earth from 100,000+ feet up.

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