Armstrong was recovered from a field in Lawnhead, Staffordshire by farmer, Robert Cartmail. The team contacted a number of local farms with a description of Armstrong and a map of where it may have landed. The probe was found in a field of cattle and the inquisitive cows had given it a gentle nibble and a lick before losing interest and leaving it where they had found it.
The team cleaned it all up and cut into it to retrieve the flight computer. Though the batteries were thoroughly depleted the computer still functions perfectly well and can be used on future flights. The team are very happy that it has been found and that the payload survived the flight undamaged.