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

OLHZN-13: Recovering a weather balloon payload from a forest

By |2020-03-28T15:48:51-04:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , , , |

OLHZN-13 was the thirteenth high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight launched on May 28, 2018 at 3:21pm EDT (19:21 UTC) and carried 3 onboard Lightdow LD4000 Cameras along with our new micro-payload that was introduced on OLHZN-10. This flight also utilized our new on-board landing prediction software that was introduced on OLHZN-12 and allows the payload to provide predictions of its own landing site ahead of time and relay that information to the ground crew (and anyone following our live flight map) to get our chase team as close as possible to the landing site as the balloon descended.

OLHZN-12: Using a guitar string as an APRS weather balloon antenna

By |2020-03-28T15:32:29-04:00May 26th, 2018|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , , |

OLHZN-12 was the twelfth high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight launched on May 26, 2018 at 12:03pm EDT (16:03 UTC) and carried 3 onboard Lightdow LD4000 Cameras along with our new micro-payload that was introduced on OLHZN-10. This flight also debuted our new on-board landing prediction software that had the payload provide predictions of its own landing site ahead of time and relay that information to the ground crew (and anyone following our live flight map) to get our chase team as close as possible to the landing site as the balloon descended.

OLHZN-11: Upgrading our Arduino Mega weather balloon sensors

By |2020-03-28T15:47:45-04:00April 29th, 2018|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , , , |

OLHZN-11 was the eleventh high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight occurred on April 29, 2018 at 3:01pm EDT (19:01 UTC). The focus of this flight was to test our updated large radio tracking systems to ensure that our repairs we made after last year’s flights are performing as expected.

OLHZN-10: Arduino Pro Mini APRS Weather Balloon Tracking System

By |2020-03-28T09:31:47-04:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , |

OLHZN-10 was the tenth high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight launched on March 21, 2018 at 4:00pm ET (20:00 UTC). The focus of this flight was to test our new miniature Arduino Pro Mini radio tracking system. This new micro-system is intended to allow us more flexibility for future flights. We intend to use this system for multiple purposes due to it’s inexpensive nature.

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