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Remote Sensing Class Balloon Launch Gallery
April 29, 2010

  • Preparing the camera box

  • Preparing the camera box

  • Guiding the inflation of balloon #1

  • Balloon #1 gains size

  • Just after balloon #1 pops

  • Beginning to inflate balloon #2

  • Balloon #2 near full inflation

  • Attaching the camera box and parachute to the balloon

  • Guiding the balloon to its release point

  • Clear skies await

  • Feeding out the line

  • Balloon, parachute and camera box ascend

  • Balloon rising from the ESF Quad

  • Watching the ascent

  • Success

  • The cameras, shooting in timed sequence, capture the Quad from above

  • Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

  • Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

  • After the balloon pops, the cameras come down near Poughkeepsie


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