We have our HAB back in NH and we have successfully extracted the video and data from the platform. Our HAB flew to 91,650 ft in about 3 hours and 10 minutes. The descent took about 50 minutes. The total flight time was just about 4 hours – quite a bit longer than we had planned. The GoPro cameras on board captured the first 2 hours and 40 minutes of the flight – their recording ended around 80,000 ft. Here’s what our HAB saw at that altitude –
The balloon was about 6 ft in diameter at launch –
and here’s a picture from the recovery site in Rhode Island –
Note that the balloon was found partially intact at the recovery site – an interesting outcome for us to analyze.
Here’s what the upward looking camera on our HAB saw –
Here’s the path that our HAB took during its flight from aprs.fi –
Much more to come…
- Fred (AB1OC) President, Nashua Area Radio Society