Your Footage from Space with Your Camera in Space

Taking Pictures and Videos from Your Corner of Space

Options Available for Photos and Videos

You might think photos are the simpler option when attempting to collect imagery from space. In fact, taking photos can be a bit more complicated because it requires either pushing a button (you won’t be on your balloon, I suspect) or programming a camera to take pictures without you (very doable but not trivial). Continue reading Your Footage from Space with Your Camera in Space

HAB Flight Predictions

Where is My Balloon Going?

Prediction Basics

Weather near the ground and up to cloud level is only part of the story with launching a weather balloon to 100,000 feet, but that does not mean it is not an important part! Worldwide weather predictions, including winds, are updated continuously from twice-daily weather balloon launches and the data can be used with a number of different balloon prediction services. Continue reading HAB Flight Predictions

Selecting the Right Balloon for Near Space Missions

The Right Size for the Right Mission and Skill Level

Space Balloon Basics and Getting Started

We often call the balloon a “space balloon” or “high altitude balloon” (HAB) but it is technically called a “weather balloon” or “sounding balloon.”

High Altitude Science provides a useful explanation of balloon sizes related to their weight Continue reading Selecting the Right Balloon for Near Space Missions