Stratoballoon

A balloon to carry an instrument pack, a camera, and a very special passenger to the stratosphere.  This was a project conceived during the fall of 2012, and one that we worked on for more than 2 years to bring to fruition.  The following is the complete list of podcasts and other blog posts (54 in all!) we made to showcase how we built it, literally from the ground up.

Science Podcast #11 – Stratoballoon, A Teaser (10/22/2012)

Science Podcast, Episode 12 – Stratonaut Selection (2/28/2013)

Stratonaut Extra and Mission Patch (3/4/2013)

Arduino: First Exposure (3/23/2013)

Science Podcast, Episode 13 – Shields Up! (5/10/2013)

StratoBalloon Instrument Pack Desk (6/5/2013)

Science Podcast, Episode 14, Stratoballoon – Temperature Sensor (6/22/2013)

Science Podcast, Episode 15 – Barometric Pressure Sensor (6/30/2013)

Science Podcast, Episode 16 – Data Logger (7/17/2013)

Lucy the Budding Scientist (7/23/2013)

Stratoballoon – Source Code now on Github (7/24/2013)

Science Podcast, Episode 17 – GPS Receiver (8/17/2013)

Stratoballoon sketch evolution (8/30/2013)

Science Podcast, Episode 18 – Battery Pack (10/13/2013)

Stratoballoon – Looking for a Launch Site (10/20/2013)

Stratoballoon Hams (11/16/2013)

Stratoballoon Hams – Officially! (12/3/2013)

Science Podcast, Episode 20 – Stratoballoon Camera (1/27/2014)

Science Podcast, Episode 21 – Stratoballoon Radio Part 1 (5/3/2014)

Aviator Dash, Reporting for Duty (6/5/2014)

Stratoballoon Release Announcement (6/10/2014)

Launch is getting’ real (6/17/2014)

Just Arrived – Stratoballoon Capsule Blanks (6/19/2014)

Just Arrived – Stratoballoon Parachute (6/22/2014)

Science Podcast, Episode 22 – Stratoballoon Radio Part 2 (7/1/2014)

Stratoballoon Radio Part 2, Addendum (7/7/2014)

Just Arrived – Balloon (7/17/2014)

Stratoballoon Ground Antennas (8/1/2014)

Stratoballoon Launch Site Selected (8/4/2014)

Stratoballoon Update (8/8/2014)

Stratoballoon Update – Parachute (8/9/2014)

Stratoballoon – T-Minus 1 Day! (8/18/2014)

Stratoballoon Launch Reschedule (8/18/2014)

Stratoballoon – Launch Day! (8/20/2014)

Stratoballoon – Launch, Flight, & Chase (8/20/2014)

Stratoballoon – Recovery Update (8/21/2014)

Stratoballoon Recovery Update #2 (8/25/2014)

Stratoballoon Update, Telemetry Analysis (8/28/2014)

Stratoballoon Recovery Update #3 (9/1/2014)

Stratoballoon, Altitude and Pressure vs. Time (9/10/2014)

Stratoballoon – Thank You (9/23/2014)

Science Podcast, Episode 23 – Stratoballoon Eggbeater Ground Antenna (10/6/2014)

Stratoballoon Yagi Ground Antenna (10/8/2014)

Balloon Mapper (10/10/2014)

Stratoballoon – Contacting the FAA (10/12/2014)

Science Podcast, Episode 24 – Stratoballoon Capsule Recovery! (11/4/2014)

Stratoballoon Flight in Google Earth (11/10/2014)

Stratoballoon Flight in Data (11/11/2014)

Stratoballoon Analysis Procedure (11/14/2014)

Science Podcast, Episode 25 – Stratoballoon Capsule Construction, Part 1 of 2 (1/13/2015)

Science Podcast, Episode 26 – Stratoballoon Capsule Construction, Part 2 of 2 (1/14/2015)

Stratoballoon Capsule Construction Addendum (1/15/2015)

Science Podcast, Episode 27 – Stratoballoon Rigging (1/19/2015)

Stratoballoon, Lessons Learned (1/21/2015)

 

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