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Launching, tracking and flying high altitude weather balloons in the Rochester, NY area

OLHZN-6: Adding a camera facing up at our weather balloon

By |2020-03-28T16:05:42-04:00May 20th, 2017|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , , , |

OLHZN-6 was the sixth high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight launched on May 20, 2017 at 1255pm ET (16:55 UTC) from Canandaigua Academy. This flight featured our first upward facing (balloon facing) camera that was intended to record the moment of the balloon burst in slow motion as well as the parachute performance during the descent phase.

OLHZN-5: Extremely close airplane flyby past weather balloon

By |2020-03-28T16:12:18-04:00March 26th, 2017|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

OLHZN-5 was the fifth high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight launched on March 26, 2017 at exactly 12:25:27pm EDT (16:25:27 UTC) and featured some tech changes to our tracking apparatus to resolve our radio tracking issues that we experienced on OLHZN-3 and OLHZN-4. This flight debuted our newly designed custom circuit boards for better reliability and to eliminate possible problems on launch day.

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