Stratoballoon Update – Parachute

Remember the day our parachute arrived?


And specifically the color?  Well, check it out now:


We dyed it “safety orange” to make it stand out.  I’ll include a post with more details later.

What do we have left to do prior to the launch?

  • Finalize the rigging that will connect the balloon, radar reflector, parachute, and capsule.
  • Finalize the helium tank and associated equipment.
  • Pull together a few miscellaneous items for launch-day.

Once we get to within 24 hours of the launch, things will really start to move fast.  Stay tuned for more!