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My day in Payerne

Yesterday I was invited to the Meteoswiss HQ in Payerne to see how such a meteorological balloon launch looks like. It was amazing. I got a tour around the whole site and got shown the different instruments that measure all … Continue reading

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Balloon start: Getting Closer!

The two weeks of autumn vacation are nearly over and I made a huge leap towards the balloon start. My GPS tracker finally arrived after 3 weeks of waiting and this little thing is amazing! And also the weather balloon … Continue reading

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Little Planning Changes

So I’ve been writing on my theoretical part of the project for last weeks and only did some minor changes to the capsule and parachute construction. I’ve been trying to contact Meteo Suisse for a while now but there seems … Continue reading

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The Styrofoam Box

School’s back and I haven’t really worked on my whole project for the last two weeks except for last saturday. What I already have for a while now is a styrofoam box. I got it for free in a local … Continue reading

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The Parachute

Although I don’t have a styrofoam box yet I decided to start making a parachute that will safely carry my equipment back to the ground after the balloon flight. The material I used is an ordinary garbage bag. I cut … Continue reading

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CHDK

I finally got my camera, a Canon Powershot A490. It was actually really cheap, I got it for only 40 euros and it’s nearly brand new. But the camera isn’t of any use for me as it is right now. … Continue reading

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The Internet: My Friend

Good evening all together. I’m back from my refreshing week in the south and am ready to continue my work on my project. The GPS transponder is ready to buy and I’m eagerly searching the web for the cheapest place … Continue reading

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Starting to get serious

Well the first week of summer vacation is nearly over and I have to admit that I didn’t spend too much time working on this whole project, I preferred enjoying my long awaited free time after another year of school. … Continue reading

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Welcome

Hello dear internet. Welcome to my blog in which I’m going to write down my experiences I gather while working on my final project (or in German: Maturaarbeit). What I plan on doing is to launch a weather balloon about … Continue reading

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