Vol. 24: Weather Balloon Space Probes

Sense, signal, and snap photos in the stratosphere.

By John Baichtal

Illustrations by James Provost



+ Downloads & Extras:

+ PDF of article

11x17 PDF of the weather balloon spread

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Paul Verhage's "Poorman's Space Program" archive at sas.org (Society for Amateur Scientists)

http://www.sas.org/tcs/weeklyIssues_2009/2009-10-02/project2/index.html

Federal Regulations Regarding Near Space Flights (Paul Verhage)

http://www.sas.org/tcs/weeklyIssues_2007/2007-10-05/project1/index.html

Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 101: Moored Balloons, Kites, Amateur Rockets and Unmanned Free Balloons

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=3e34f963b1a220cc6b0d89f23d105ffd&rgn=div5&view=text&node=14:2.0.1.3.15&idno=14

Balloon Trajectory Predictors

http://www.habhub.org/predict http://weather.uwyo.edu/polar/balloon_traj.html

Edge of Space Sciences, an ARRL (ham) initiative to send up ham balloons

http://www.eoss.org

Launch Groups and Launches

Apteryx, Tres Pinos, California
http://apteryx.hibal.org/

Spacebridge, San Francisco, California
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Spacebridge

HALE (High Altitude Lego Extravaganza), Reno, Nevada

Jean-Sébastien Busque, Montreal, Canada
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/07/successful_high_altitude.html

Meteotek, La Bisbal d'Emporda, Catalonia, Spain
http://teslabs.com/meteotek08/

Pacific Star, Los Angeles, California
http://www.pacificstarflight.com

Island Labs, Stony Brook, New York
http://www.islandlabs.org

Icarus Project, Leeds, United Kingdom
http://www.robertharrison.org/icarus/wordpress

Spacebits, Castro Verde, Portugal
http://spacebits.eu

HALO (High ALtitude Object), Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
http://www.natrium42.com/halo/flight2/

Balloon v1.0, Newark, California
http://vpizza.org/~jmeehan/balloon/

AHAB, Seattle, Washington
http://www.hackerbotlabs.com/projects/the-ahab-missions/

SPOC-1, Vulcan, Alberta, Canada
http://www.spaceduino.com/2009/12/spaceduino.html

Project Icarus, Cambridge, Massachusetts
http://space.1337arts.com/

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