BALLOON PAYLOAD RECOVERED!!!!!!!!
After our balloon was lost at sea on July 14th it floated to the north end of Charles Island just south of Lopez Island. Around the end of July, John... Read more
I added the video to post 14 if you want to see that, it is 4 minutes long., here are a few pictures of the launch. I just checked and... Read more
SUCCESS and FAILURE!
Well we launched our balloon today at 10:40 AM and it all worked like it should have except it did not follow the predicted flight path that it was supposed... Read more
The Big Day is Here tracking information
Here is the SPOT TRACKER GPS link for Saturday, July, 14th. We will be launching at 10:30 AM Pacific Standard time.
For the cellphone tracking go to www.accutracking.com and put... Read more
Balloon Launch and Tracking UPDATE!
We are planning to launch our balloon Saturday, 14th. We are planning on launching from north of Mount Vernon, Wa. as the winds are looking to be very good. We... Read more
We changed our styrofoam payload container to one that was a little smaller and had thicker walls and lid. This will help ensure that the lid doesn't break when it's... Read more
Balloon and tracking update
We activated our SpotTracker and tested it out when we went to my school picnic here is a link to the tracking page so you can see what it looks... Read more
We received our parachute. It is a 5 Ft. parachute which will have a descent rate of 15 Ft. per second. It has a loop at the top of the... Read more
We got the software all loaded on the cameras, and tested them for several hours automatically taking every 20 seconds. Everything worked perfectly.
We received our Spot Satellite Tracker, and... Read more
Camera's and software
We have received some of our items this week. The first thing I will do is start working on the two cameras. We ordered Canon cameras because we need to... Read more
A Heartfelt Thank You To All Our Backers!!!
Wow! We made it! What great support and contributions we had from everyone at Kickstarter! Tobey and I appreciate so much all of our backers who made this possible! We... Read more
I'm very happy that I now know for sure that I will be able to complete this project, thanks to all the generous people who donated. We have talked about... Read more
Launch Prediction website
Hello, we will be using this website to predict where to launch and recover the balloon. http://habhub.org/predict/
We plan on launching in May or June, somewhere between Yakima, Wa and Moses... Read more
Hi, my Dad thought I should say the rewards are based on successfully recovering the payload. If something should happen, such as the payload is lost because the GPS tracker quits... Read more
About the balloon
Our weather balloon will be filled with about 80 cubic feet of helium gas. The balloon will will have a diameter of 5 Ft. on the ground and when it... Read more
I can't wait to get started. Thank you everyone for all the pledges so far! Thanks, Tobey.