27 km altitude

A user at Stockholm University attached Windsond to a high-altitude balloon with special scientific instrumentation. The balloon rose to 27 km MSL before bursting. Windsond served as backup tracking system. The crew maintained contact with Windsond up to 10 km altitude using the regular whip receiver antenna. When the package was returning to earth suspended from the parachute, the crew got contact again and Windsond helped them to find and recover the package. Here's the long video...

Windsond tracks sky lanterns

A Brazilian team has started using Windsond to track big sky lanterns. The construction and launch of these massive balloons are a traditional festivity in Portugal, Brazil, Mexico etc. The size can be ten meters and require several persons to launch. Here's an example, though not from the same team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5VwUCJWmSM For this occasion, Windsond was equipped with dual thermometers and a thermistor to measure not only the ambient air temperature but also the...
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