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PRATCHETT chats to Oz from 31,000m above Planet Earth

Andrew Tridgell tunes into LOHAN avionics test flight

Freezing temperatures not a problem

... it wound up in a nice open area.

The PRATCHETT payload just prior to hitting the gound

It was a nice job by the Edge snapper, who managed to capture the whole touch-down, just 30 metres or so from the pursuit vehicle. Check out Edge's summary video of the flight above, and you'll see the same landing, shot from the team's pursuit aircraft:

Montage of the PRATCHETT payload touching down in Colorado

The payloads survived the stratosphere, and were recovered by David...

The payloads on the ground after touch-down

...who quickly reported that our servos were still operating, confirming that they hadn't frozen and that the avionics batteries had delivered the goods:

David with the landed payloads

Good work all round. Next up, for your reading pleasure we have the results of the test, as indicated by the data logs, and our live monitoring.

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