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The Long Awaited…SGTS Imagery and Data

The sorting of many photos that would best show the result of the hard work put forward by the Grade 6 class at Countryside Village is now here.

One short, “Blair Witch-like GoPro video” to start.  WARNING…if you are not a fan of spins this may not be the video to watch.

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A wonderfully sunny, clear day for launch (Ground-level view)

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Must be getting ready to go, pictures/videos are being taken

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Moments after launch, in the background the CARE facility in Egbert, ON

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A little sideways…

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Much better @ 1500 feet

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Farmers Fields for as far as the eye can see!

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Nearing 6000 feet…that’s a long way down!

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Does anyone recognize the body of water in the background?

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The sky is darkening…as we near 10 000 feet!

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Things are a little turbulent at ~13 000 feet!

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A little closer to that body of water… HINT: 44.18479, -79.71455

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There it is again!

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We’re NOT in Egbert anymore!

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That sun is really bright today!

Moving quickly at this point (125 km/h) ... What could be helping us along so quickly?

Moving quickly at this point (125 km/h) … What could be helping us along so quickly?

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Really bright!

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Cool sun shot!

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The darkness of space from 45 000 feet!

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Yup that’s the curvature of the Earth! Just passing by Newmarket!

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~50 000 feet and climbing…

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Things are a little hazy at ~65 800 feet, moments before burst! May have added a tad too much helium to this balloon ride!  We are just NE of Vivian, ON right now!

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You can see the trees that we would land in just a couple thousand feet below

Our payloads final resting place until its recovery 2 days later! 40+ feet up in a cedar tree just North of Whitby!

Our payloads final resting place until its recovery 2 days later! 40+ feet up in a cedar tree just North of Whitby!

A look at the data acquired from the Eagle Flight Computer courtesy of Sahil, Arthika and Gurleen for their analysis.

 

The Anticipation…

On Saturday morning Chuck the Tree Guy, climbed the tree that was home to our payload, parachute, and Lacey.  After a drive out to Whitby to collect our experiment I must say that the anticipation is building. what will our experiment tell us?  Did the cameras work?  How about the video?  What will the Eagle Flight Computer tell us about our #csvpsHAB’s journey into near-space? So many questions to have answered.

Stayed tuned…tomorrow we will see!  Time for some sleep, maybe I shouldn’t have had that coffee!

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