It is with great pleasure that we are able to offer our first contribution to the High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Community: our HAB Launch Step-by-Step User guide!
The download is completely Free, and we are open to any and all feedback to make this a more useful resource for fellow HAB enthusiasts. All that we ask to download the free user guide is that you sign up for our mailing list.
This user guide takes all of our knowledge and lessons from over four launches in the past year and compiles the information in a clear, easy to read format that we are hoping will help many others reach near-space as we have!
In the future, we intend to use the mailing list to contact HAB enthusiasts to get feedback on our user guide and other services, as well as to provide updates on our launches, free services and helpful information, and future products.
We hope that someday our tools and material will allow weather balloon launches to be accessible to anybody, regardless of background. Our approach is to allow people to use a low cost tracker with minimal time invested, and not require that anyone has a HAM radio license or in-depth technical background.
What am I signing up for by joining this mailing list?
This HAB mailing list is planned to be used for the following purposes:
1) Get in touch with the users of the Instruction Manual to be able to solicit feedback and improve it for future HAB enthusiasts
2) To share news about new releases of the User Guide, our planned open-source tracking software, and other free references for anyone looking to learn more about HAB launches
3) To send information, to those interested, about some of our hardware offerings that were developed (Quick Launch System) that we found simplified the launch process
For mailing frequency, we have not yet determined what the community would find most useful, but we do not foresee anything more often than once a week, and it is likely much less than that (our blog and Twitter are planned to be used for more frequent updates).
Request: If there is anything else that people would like to hear about via our mailing list, we would love the feedback so that this list will add value and we can make near-space more accessible to everyone!
Our promise: Your information will not be shared with any other parties and you will only receive HAB-related updates on a periodic basis from us.