We performed the Balloon Launch today!
Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to recover it because it is so far off the “beaten” track. However, it has been a stunning success. We were able to track it the entire launch, except when it dropped below 1115 metres (behind a hill). Our Spot Messenger worked well. It has given us the final landing spot.
We managed to collect a lot of data and downloaded two pictures. See these pictures below:-
First one is at approx 5000m, the second is at approx 23,000m. Notice the moon in the second photo?
We aim to hike out to the landing spot next weekend and recover the payload.
(More info on successful launch later…)