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.
7200 ft. ASL Cooking Lake
8800 ft. ASL(At Sea Level) Half Moon Lake Cooking Lake
Highway 21 Sherwood Park PetroCan oil storage Edmonton City Center North Saskatchewan River
10,600 ft. ASL Joseph Lake
Millwoods Leduc, Beaumont, Nisku 12,000 ft
Beaumont Leduc 12,800 ft.
Twin Island Lake 14,300 ft Ardrossan
North Cooking Lake Antler Lake Elk Island National Park Wye Road Highway 16 17,200 ft.
20,800 ft. Another image with Highway 14, Millwoods, Beaumont, Leduc, Nisku and the International Airport which also provides a good view of the launch location.
22,900 ft Highway 21 Millwoods Highway 14 Leduc Beaumont
54,400 ft Ice crystals
117,597 feet !
Ka-boom ! The balloon is about 7 feet in diameter at the ground and about 27 feet in diameter at burst! This photo is from The North Texas Balloon Project. Helium filled balloon bursts. Ka-boom !
First image after the balloon burst.Vegreville under the 08 in the date stamp.Highway 16 can be seen along the right side of the image. 112,500 ft. 112,500 ft
77,900 ft ASL
Mundare 45,400 ft.
Mundare Ukrainian Sausage Display
39,000 ft. Highway 16 between Mundare and Vegreville
Vegreville 25,000 ft.
Vegreville 7600 ft. AGL Vegreville Airport
2100 ft. AGL Less then 2 minutes to touchdown and the payload is heading for the black soil seen along the edge of the crop, just above of the shadow of the cloud.
1100 ft. AGL
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?
END Third time lucky and Tony now has the photo he wanted - a view from 117,597 feet. Success! Congratulations to Barry and the members of the Sherwood Park Radio Club!