Launching, tracking and flying high altitude weather balloons in the Rochester, NY area
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Flight Statistics 2017-10-02T17:14:17+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 1152 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 1521 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 1496 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 1546 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 1596 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 1685 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 1685 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 1615 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.
OLHZN-9 August 21, 2017 1650 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