Presentation on theme: "SABLE-3 Southern Alberta Balloon Launch Experiment #3 On August 11/2007 a group of amateur radio buffs in the Edmonton,Alberta area sent a camera into."— Presentation transcript:
SABLE-3 Southern Alberta Balloon Launch Experiment #3 On August 11/2007 a group of amateur radio buffs in the Edmonton,Alberta area sent a camera into space using a weather balloon. Taking pictures all the way up and down they reached the incredible height of 117,597 feet … that’s 22 miles or 35 km ! Camera In Space ! Awesome !
Filling the balloon with helium from the pink tank
Launch Site SABLE-3 was launched on Saturday, August 11th, 2007, at 9:31 AM with a payload, consisting of a Nikon Coolpix P2 digital camera set to take 1 image every minute and a Byonics MicroTrak 300 APRS Tracker, that the Kaysam 1200 gram balloon carried to over 117,597 feet.
Image 1 from ≈ 3300 ft. ASL ( ≈ 800 ft. AGL ) and looking South-West. This 1st payload camera image after being launched shows Range Road 224 intersecting with Highway 14 that runs across the image. Highway 14
This screenshot is SABLE-3's tracking information. The balloon was launched East of Edmonton the provincial capital of Alberta.
The is the last photo before the balloon burst, at 12:01 PM, exactly 2½ hours into the flight or 150 images later. And what a photo! The composition couldn't have been better or the horizon more level.What are the chances?