OLHZN-9 :: Helios
August 21, 2017 – Solar Eclipse Day!
This flight was timed to perfectly coincide with the solar eclipse that occurred across the United States on August 21st, 2017. The flight obtained amazing imagery of the Earth during the eclipse, but the flight tracking systems failed. The backup tracking system saved us once again and we recovered the payload in the swamp after achieving 112,506 ft. in altitude – our highest altitude yet. Read More