Camera Options for Near Space Balloon Missions

Camera Options for Near Space Balloon Missions

"Pics or it didn't happen." This article will make sure that this is one phrase you'll be ready to address before (and after) your next near-space balloon launch.

Learn all about different camera options in this week's blog post.

Parachute Size Estimator for Near Space Balloons

Parachute Size Estimator for Near Space Balloons

While your High Altitude Balloon (HAB) payload may not be as critical as an Apollo mission returning from space, it still requires careful thought and planning. It is important that you balance the trade-offs such as a safe impact speed (slower descent) with a longer descent time and travel distance (faster descent is more desirable).

Learn how in this blog post.

High Altitude Weather Balloon Laws and Regulations

High Altitude Weather Balloon Laws and Regulations

Although High Altitude Balloon (HAB) launches can be fun and educational, care must be taken to abide by the governing laws and regulations to ensure the safety of pilots and those that may be impacted by the launch and landing. This blog post will cover the applicable laws and regulations that apply to High Altitude Weather Balloon launches.

High Altitude Weather Balloon Launch and Preparation Checklist

High Altitude Weather Balloon Launch and Preparation Checklist

The key to any successful HAB launch? Successful planning! Because of the huge number of variables in any given launch, many amateur (and veteran) launches do not go perfectly according to plan. However, with the proper planning, you can reduce the uncertainty and increase the probability of a successful launch.

Our preparation and launch checklists are free to download.