It turns out that launching, losing, finding, and recovering a balloon is way easier than getting the imagery ready. Let’s find out why!
(If you see an image in this post, click it. If you regret it I’ll refund you the price of admission.)
If you’ve been following along you’ll know that the goal of this project was to achieve a world first accomplishment of fully spherical panoramic imagery of a (small) section of our planet as seen from the stratosphere. In addition to imagery I also wanted to put together a video of the whole flight. The video didn’t quite happen as I hoped. Some of the obstacles were too large to overcome using the hardware that I sent up. I’ll hopefully cover those obstacles in this post.
Where to start?