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OLHZN-9: Flying a weather balloon during the Solar Eclipse

By |2020-03-28T15:52:21-04:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

OLHZN-9 was the ninth high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight occurred on August 21, 2017 at exactly 1:10:00pm ET (17:10 UTC) during the total solar eclipse in the United States. The focus of this flight was to capture video footage of the solar eclipse shadows as well as to solidify our radio tracking systems to ensure that our repairs we made on OLHZN-8 are still working well.

OLHZN-8: Capturing video of a high altitude weather balloon bursting

By |2020-03-28T15:55:51-04:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , |

OLHZN-8 was the eighth high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight launched on August 1, 2017 at exactly 10:00:00am ET (14:00:00 UTC). The focus of this flight was to have a short recovery distance and we were also looking to resolve our radio positioning broadcast issues that occurred on OLHZN-7. We thought we had this resolved once and for all after OLHZN-5 successfully transmitted throughout the entire flight, but this issue returned unexpectedly on the last flight due to some voltage drops that occurred when the radio transmitter began its broadcast.

OLHZN-7: Flying a high altitude weather balloon at sunset

By |2020-03-28T16:02:41-04:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , |

OLHZN-7 was the seventh high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight occurred launch on July 17, 2017 at 5:30:08pm ET (21:30:08 UTC). The focus of this flight was to have a short recovery distance and we were also looking for interesting wind patterns for this flight. Additionally, since our balloon facing camera failed early on OLHZN-6, we reused the main OLHZN-6 objective, which was to obtain video of the balloon burst event.

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.

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