Tag: ballooning

Amateur radio groups to send a balloon to the stratosphere and back

Many UC Berkeley students have sky-high ambitions, but this weekend some are going to new heights. Members of the East Bay Amateur Radio Club and UC Berkeley’s radio club are teaming up to launch a high-altitude balloon to near-space, and they are inviting the public to come track its journey. On Saturday, March 18 the […]

Totality-minus-6 months: Ten ways to get fired up for an all-American solar eclipse

Six months from today, millions of Americans will watch the sun darken during a rare coast-to-coast eclipse – and it’s not too early to get into the spirit of totality. It’s definitely not too early to figure out where you’re going to be: Hotel rooms in the track of the total solar eclipse for the […]

via HACKADAY: Mexican Highschoolers Launch 30 High Altitude Balloons

No matter whether you call them “picosatellites” or “high altitude balloons” or “spaceblimps”, launching your own electronics package into the air, collecting some high-altitude photos and data, and then picking the thing back up is a lot of fun. It’s also educational and inspirational. We’re guessing that 264 students from 30 high schools in Aguascalientes […]

via HACKADAY: Hackaday Prize Entry: A CPU For Balloons

Launching a high altitude balloon requires a wide breadth of knowledge. To do it right, you obviously need to know electronics and programming to get temperature, pressure, and GPS data. You’ll have to research which cameras will take good pictures and are easily programmable. It’s cold up there, and that means you need some insulation […]

Soaring above Midland County: Clubs launch weather balloons (Michigan)

Alarms rang in many middle and high school students’ houses on Friday, June 17, the first day of summer vacation. Why would these students want to get up early and congregate at Midland High School on their first day of summer bliss? The students were from Northeast Middle School’s Science Club and Midland High School’s […]

Girls launch then track balloon that soars over 21 miles above the earth (Utah)

The countdown started at approximately 8:40 Saturday morning in Nibley. The Federal Aviation Association was contacted, the strings and streamers were attached, and when the countdown reached zero a massive helium balloon lifted into the sky with three small boxes attached to it. “Now we’ve got to go track it and retrieve it!” exclaimed and […]

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