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Pacific Star II High Altitude Home Video
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RF Cafe Videos for Engineers - Pacific Star II High Altitude Home VideoModern technology allows amateurs to accomplish amazing feats of "extreme" endeavors, be they athletic or scientific. High altitude balloon flights with camera payloads are in vogue these days. Altimeters trigger payload release and parachute deployment, and tracking beacons allow the descending equipment to be found once back on terra firma. Ancients could not infer a round Earth from its shadow cast on the moon during a lunar eclipse. I wonder what they would conclude from images like this?

 

Pacific Star II from Colin Rich on Vimeo.

This is the second trip of my home made high altitude weather balloon photography project, Pacific Star.

The balloon was launched at 5:37pm (PST) from Oxnard, CA and reached an altitude of 125,000 feet snapping photos and recording video along the way.

The balloon burst, the parachute deployed, and the payload floated down for 35 minutes, landing near an old olive orchard Northeast of Santa Paula.

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