[Space] Last Launch

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 13:08:03 PDT 2010


This is, hands down, the coolest picture of the lot:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/schjlatah/4681156623/sizes/l/in/set-72157624104984989/

<http://www.flickr.com/photos/schjlatah/4681156623/sizes/l/in/set-72157624104984989/>It
looks like you caught the balloon in the act of bursting.

Christie
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On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 1:52 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net>wrote:

> I wrote up a very quick summary of the flight here:
> http://spaceballoonproject.blogspot.com/2010/06/spacebridge-delta-success.htmland posted the images of the launch and both flight cameras here:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/schjlatah/sets/72157624104984989/ Like
> Christopher said, the interesting bits about the upward facing camera is in
> the ExIF data (Shutter speed, Aperture and dynamic ISO).
>
>
> Blake
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 1:14 AM, Christopher Lincoln <cclinco at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Sorry about not writing anything up about the last launch, I got so
>> focused on this upcoming weekend's night launch that I completely forgot to
>> even upload what pictures we got.
>>
>> This last launch was about testing 2 things, First the upward facing
>> camera.  We were not expecting good images from it, but rather testing what
>> we were able to get, and retrieving the exit data of the images so we can
>> adjust accordingly for our next launch.  These pictures all turned out to be
>> nothing more then blue sky (save for a few) and not very interesting to look
>> at, but I'll make them available as soon as I can.  We also had the standard
>> horizontal camera, and I have started the upload of those images to my
>> flickr account, hopefully they will be done by morning.
>>
>> The second thing we were doing is testing a new launch procedure.  There
>> are a few really good shots that Blake took of what we did (they will get
>> uploaded to my flickr account also).  Basically, we set everything up, with
>> a tether though a ring so we could get the balloon up out of the way of
>> trees, then we let go of one side of the tether and let it get pulled though
>> the ring.  This also allowed us to confirm our net lift before
>> we committed to launching.  And yes, these ideas were mainly stolen from
>> Project Bacchus and ended up working extremely well.
>>
>> As a side note, we did get some really good accelerometer data that
>> will hopefully come in handy down the road.
>>
>>
>> Christopher
>>
>>
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