Launching, tracking and flying high altitude weather balloons in the Rochester, NY area
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Flight Statistics 2018-04-04T11:15:04+00:00

Flight Statistics

This is a collection of statistics and data from our high altitude weather balloon flights to help visualize and compare our findings.

Flight Date Payload Mass Balloon Size +Lift Amount Helium Volume Ascent Rate Burst Altitude Ascent Time Descent Rate Descent Time Notes
OLHZN-1 April 23, 2016 1152g 600g 717g 88.76 cu. ft. 4.53 m/s 89,665 ft. 100 min 4.47 m/s 39 min Payload never recovered
OLHZN-2 May 7, 2016 1521g 600g 493g 93.97 cu. ft. 3.68 m/s 90,141 ft. 119 min 6.4 m/s 36 min Radio transmitter failed & power cycled for last 15 minutes
OLHZN-3 May 28, 2016 1496g 600g 771g 103.07 cu. ft. 4.47 m/s 98,492 ft. 110 min 7.92 m/s 34 min Radio transmitter failed entire flight due to electromagnetic interference from new cameras
OLHZN-4 August 20, 2016 1546g 600g 773g 104.94 cu. ft. 4.45 m/s 95,100 ft. 100 min 7.6 m/s 33 min Radio transmitter failed entire flight due to electromagnetic interference from cameras
OLHZN-5 March 26, 2017 1596g 800g 370g 95.1 cu. ft. 2.93 m/s 102,544 ft. 176 min 7.22 m/s 35 min Landed on power lines
OLHZN-6 May 20, 2017 1685g 800g 1360g 132.3 cu. ft. 5.03 m/s 91,462 ft. 91 min 6.03 m/s 35 min Radio transmitter power cycled for 7 minutes during descent, but recovered
OLHZN-7 July 17, 2017 1685g 1200g 440g 114.4 cu. ft. 3.29 m/s 106,427 ft. 134 min 6.2 m/s 35 min Radio transmitter power cycled continuously starting 60 minutes into flight.
OLHZN-8 August 1, 2017 1615g 1200g 751g 122.7 cu. ft. 4.2 m/s 109,102 ft. 125 min 5.45 m/s 38 min 1st near-perfect flight. Radio transmitter power cycled for last 30 seconds. Caught the payload on landing!
OLHZN-9 August 21, 2017 1650g 1500g 568g 127.9 cu. ft. 3.6 m/s 112,506 ft. 136 min 6.8 m/s 33 min Solar eclipse flight. Radio transmitter locked up & froze 45 minutes into flight
OLHZN-10 March 21, 2018  100g  200g  370g 23 cu. ft. 5.0 m/s 64,388 ft. 73 minutes n/a n/a Experimental micro-payload. Transmitter ceased operation shortly after balloon burst.
OLHZN-11 April 2018