About OLHZN-21 :: Helical

OLHZN-21 is the twenty first high altitude weather balloon flight planned for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons.  This flight is scheduled to launch in Fall 2019 from the Canandaigua, NY. This flight will be the third flight attempt for our new live video transmission system to obtain and view live video from an on-board camera while the balloon and payload is in-flight.  Our debut of the new live video transmission system occurred during our flight OLHZN-18 and alternative antenna testing was performed on OLHZN-19.  Both flights were very encouraging, but trying to narrow down the ideal antenna types is very tricky and something that really just needs full flight experimentation.  The live video system is still very experimental.  We’re hoping to have a little more consistency with our video feed and eliminate at least some of the choppiness experienced during previous flights, however, it may not be very difficult to completely eliminate all choppiness.

New Technology Added:

  • Circularly Polarized (RHCP) On Board 2.4 GHz TX Antenna
  • Circularly Polarized (RHCP) 2.4 GHz Super Cannon Ground Antenna

Live Broadcast

Important Info

This flight will add new technology to improve our live in-flight video feed:

  • Circularly Polarized (RHCP) On Board 2.4 GHz TX Antenna
  • Circularly Polarized (RHCP) 2.4 GHz Super Cannon Ground Antenna

Flight Path Predictions

This map shows the flight predictions and will update as the launch day approaches

Technical Specifications

  • Launch Time: Fall 2019

  • Launch Location: Canandaigua, NY

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