03 November 2007

southern alberta balloon launch experiment

Earlier this year, some ham radio operators in Canada succeeded at launching a balloon that carried a digital camera (snapping a picture every minute) and an automatic position reporting system tracker. The results are here. I enjoyed the picture taken at the highest elevation, as well as the map that shows the surface path that the airborne package took.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool stuff! Here's a similar experiment done recently in Ontario, with both snapshots and video:
http://www.natrium42.com/halo/flight2/

weatherall said...

Nice pictures. Thanks for providing that link!