Monthly Archives: October 2017

Solar Eclipse High Altitude Balloon, part 2

Planning If there’s one piece of advice I could give to anyone looking to launch a high altitude balloon, it’s this: don’t pick a date and try to prepare for it; instead, get everything prepared and then pick a date. … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse High Altitude Balloon, part 1

During the 2017 solar eclipse, some friends and I at Solid State Depot decided to launch a weather balloon and record the eclipse from the stratosphere. Jumping to the punchline: it was a success! We tracked and recovered the payload, … Continue reading

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