With the release of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 rules that regulate drones, the question for HAB enthusiasts is - does this apply to my weather balloon?
Greetings fellow High Altitude Balloon (HAB) enthusiasts!
We know that it has been quite a while since our last post, so we wanted to provide some updates and what you can expect in 2019.
The State of HAB Launches in 2019
Whether it’s educational groups, HAB enthusiast groups, or others, the high altitude balloon landscape is vastly different (and continuing to change) in 2019. We’ll be providing some updates to keep everyone informed on the latest trends in the near-space ballooning niche.
Latest Tech and Materials
A lot has changed in just a few short years. There are new options for trackers, new sensors for payloads, and lots of new technology on the horizon.
We’ll be updating our site with some of the latest tech and balloon materials, so be sure to check back in the coming months.
Let us know what you’d like to see
Do you have a ballooning goal you’re trying to accomplish but not sure where to start? Do you have an idea for a piece of HAB software but don’t know how to code? Reach out and let us know what’s on your mind, and perhaps we can help address some of your specific concerns and questions in 2019.
Looking forward to another exciting year of near-space balloon launches!
Perhaps you recognize this post's cover photo from a recent Late Show with Stephen Colbert skit: Astronaut Ice Cream is a Lie. Indeed, that skit used Launch with Us planning and flight hardware to plan for, execute, and retrieve the space ice cream payload. To make sure that we reached our objective altitude, we had to ensure that we chose the proper launch configuration. How did we do it? More about predicting altitude is below, while more details on the story of the Colbert launch itself will be coming in the next blog posts!