Counting Down for Balloons posted in balloons

April 15, 2016

We’re launching our balloon tomorrow! We’ll be launching at 10AM from Prattsville, NY.

You can track the balloon here.

A quick run-down of the mission:

  • We’re launching a 1600g balloon with multiple payloads:
    • An APRS Radio GPS tracker
    • A SPOT Satellite GPS tracker
    • A 10DOF (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, temperature, pressure) sensor logger and GPS logger package
    • A Ozone sensor logger
    • A GoPro with a Roaree (Columbia University’s mascot) plushie as the subject
    • A Radar Reflector
  • Goals:
    • Get weather balloon experience
    • Detect the ozone layer
    • See if we can get anything interesting from the 10DOF sensors
    • Set a precedence for more ambitious and significant flights in the future
    • Get some sweet, sweet footage from 100,000 ft

We’re looking forward to a great launch!

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p.s. The rockets team is launching tomorrow too!


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