Do you remember the outstanding adventure of the very brave man Felix Baumgartner and the space diving project “Red Bull Stratos” in October 2012? The Austrian sky diver flew in a helium balloon approximately 39 kilometres (24 mi) into the stratosphere over New Mexico, United States, before free falling in a pressure suit and then parachuting back to Earth. Granted, not as spectacular as Felix’s space jump, but nevertheless exciting is the Near-Space Balloon Project at Olean High School.
A team of 17 students will send a payload to near-space using a scientific balloon and trying to reach the altitude of 42195 meters, the distance of a marathon. This is one of the highest altitudes ever dreamed of by amateurs and we are proud to support them with the DIMIKA cameras.
The payload will consist of:
DIMIKA Action Cams
Scientific Sensors measuring:
Temperature, Latitude, Longitude, Speed, and Altitude.
APRS (Ham Radio) GPS Tracker
Batteries, insulation, and a radar reflector.
A custom payload design.
The launch window is announced for this spring! Stay tuned!