Project Horus High altitude balloon project


Successful launch recovery of Horus 5/SARP

Yesterday we set off early to pick up the University of Sydney SARP team and head for the launch site to launch their payload, something we'd worked together on.

Weather conditions were not favourable - driving rain and strong winds made our job difficult, but time pressures meant we had to launch.

Launching proved difficult

Efforts were further hampered when the GPS on the SARP payload failed to acquire lock (as it turned out, it had been damaged) - shortly after, the camera also stopped working. After some frantic last minute repairs, the payload was launched & successfully retrieved a couple hours and ~200km away in Victoria.

Not everything about the rain was bad

The full writeup is here.

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