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An intrepid band of students from VES, New Covenant, and Jefferson Forest High Schools attempt to launch a High Altitude Balloon, capture stunning video, and learn some valuable lessons along the way.
We planned to launch in the April 30 to May 7 window, and we did end up having a clear nice day for launch on Saturday, May 7. We launched two Xiaomi Yi action cameras (GoPro knockoffs), one for time lapse and one for 1080p video. Tracking was accomplished with a Spot Gen 3, mounted in a gimbal, with custom vibration motor attachment to prevent hibernation.
Who doesn't like playing with balloons?