RoboDawg balloon ends up in Canada


The RoboDawgs continue to work on technology to achieve sustained flight with high altitude balloons.  Last week, our rising Sophomores and Juniors put up our most recent launch, testing a new method for releasing our capsule when the balloon crosses a specific geofence.  The test was not successful, but the balloon did become our first to drop its capsule in another country!  A photo from near the end of our flight is above.  (Every flight captures thousands of new images.  The RoboDawg flight images now number more than 250,000)

Below – two photos as the capsule began its descent.  Note the balloon fragments in the first photo, and a freshly deployed parachute in the second photo.


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