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  Launch of the telemetry test payload - managed by ISTAR
balloon release
Balloon release - August 17, 2014

payload release
Payload release
launched
starting the ascent

  Telemetry test payload at float
at float
the payload had a Raspberry PI equipped with a camera module, taking one picture every 15 minutes and transmitting to the ground stations via the telemetry under test.

This picture has been taken when the balloon was floating at an altitude of 37 km over the Arctic ocean.


Flight Profile and Ground Path of the Telemetry Test Payload
flight profile
ground path