The “High-Altitude Achievement” (HAA) is a project of the Gloversville Enlarged School District in New York that provides high-altitude balloon missions for students in Gloversville and the surrounding areas. HAA also flies educational payloads for TIS.
Our balloon missions typically last about 2 hours, rising from the ground to an altitude between 90,000 and 110,000 feet in over 90 minutes, depending on the weather, lift gas, and other variables. At peak altitude, the balloon bursts, and the payload(s) attached by a cable to a parachute fall back to Earth. We use radio communications and telemetry to track the flight and touchdown of the payload. Depending on to the terrain in which it lands, we typically recover the payload within 24 hours.
Your payload’s success depends mainly on the quality of your preparation. Please pack and crash test your payload carefully and pay particular attention to the following specifications:
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