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Balloon 5 – 07.2020

On July 9th, 2020, at 9:30 near Stalpu, Buzau we launched a stratospheric balloon for one of our clients. We are happy to report that we reached an altitude of 38km, and the critical equipment performed as expected for the entire flight.

Technical information

  • 1600g latex balloon, filled with approximately 3.6m3 of Helium. Payload: 940g.
  • Maximum reported altitude: 38.830m.
  • Payload included:
    • Custom GPS tracker with APRS (VHF), including an onboard logger.
    • Reprogrammed RS41 radiosonde (UHF), sending APRS and RTTY messages.
    • Data logger.
    • Action camera filming a smartphone.