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.