K2CC Near-space Weather Balloon
In conjunction with Clarkson University’s K2CC Amateur Radio and Electronics Society, several of us launched a few near-space weather balloons for the purposes of:
- taking beautiful space photos
- recording measurements
- learning more about implementing extreme-condition telemetry systems
- performing ground- and plane-based tracking/recovery
The third near-space weather balloon is in the works. We lost contact with the second one within minutes of its launch, and the first one was successfully recovered, along with its photographs and equipment.
Near-space Photographs & Telemetry Data
Check out the results of the first near-space weather balloon at the following links:
- Story: Near-space Weather Balloon Recovery Adventure (recovering the first balloon!)
- Photos: Near-space photographs of space and of earth (a pleasant surprise aboard recovered balloon)
- APRS Position Telemetry Messages (incomplete since contact was lost prior to landing)
Others involved in the project include Tyler Conlon, Phil Hart, Matt Krass, and members of the K2CC Amateur Radio and Electronics Society.
For more information, feel free to contact me.