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Remote Sensing Class Balloon Launch Gallery
April 29, 2010

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Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

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

After the balloon pops, the cameras come down near Poughkeepsie


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