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Near space balloon flight (video)

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Zack Baughman
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#1 Posted: 9/15/2010 15:11:16 Modified: 9/16/2010 16:38:10



Hope this wasn't posted before.  (and if it was, please enjoy it again!)  It's very, very cool! 

From the video description:  We are a group of engineers/designers from San Francisco. This was our second balloon launch on 6/5/2010. Shot with 2 HD Hero cameras from GoPro. Launched from the California coast near Davenport, landed in Crows Landing 70 miles away. Peak altitude 80,000 feet. Acquired GPS, pressure, accelerometer, and temperature data with a Shadowbox (shadowboxlive.com). The payload was tracked with a SPOT satellite personal tracker

 



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Steve Ruse
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#2 Posted: 9/18/2010 16:39:25

Wow, that is pretty cool.  What do you  have to do to satisfy the FAA before launching a balloon like that?  I guess it isn't a huge deal, the NWS launches weather balloons here on a regular basis, not far from several big airports and an Air Force base


Where would you get that type of balloon
    



Steve DiLullo
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#3 Posted: 9/20/2010 09:19:15

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Steve Ruse wrote:

 

Wow, that is pretty cool.  What do you  have to do to satisfy the FAA before launching a balloon like that?  I guess it isn't a huge deal, the NWS launches weather balloons here on a regular basis, not far from several big airports and an Air Force base   

 

I was wondering that myself. Here are some of the comments the guys who did this posted on the Vimeo page...

"Technically for payloads under 4 lbs there are no FAA restrictions, but we made sure to stay out of SFO and SJC airspace. We also put the radar reflecting material on the capsule and called the FAA to let them know what we were doing."

"Yes, we did notify the FAA and made sure to stay out of the takeoff/approach airspace of the surrounding airports."




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Alisa Jenquin
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#4 Posted: 9/20/2010 14:12:02

Wow! The power of teamwork! What an amazing and successful feat! Inquisitive minds travel far! (at least 80,000 feet! ;-D)



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