Category Archives: Counter Spin

Project counter spin is an attitude control system for high altitude ballooning.

Launch!

Project Counter Spin is ready and we launch tomorrow! After launch there will be a hike to recover it. The balloon will be filled to go to about 85,000 ft and land approximately 50-80 miles from the launch location. I … Continue reading

Posted in Counter Spin, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

E-Glass Structure

I got to get my hands dirty making an e-glass test structure. E-glass is a fiberglass cloth that is sopped with epoxy. The fiberglass cloth makes it strong in tension and the epoxy makes it more rigid. The awesome thing … Continue reading

Posted in Counter Spin, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Counter Spin: Problem Definition & Requirements

Problem Definition In November 2010 several payloads were sent up to 85,000 ft by a standard weather balloon. In the picture below you can see the layout of the payloads on the weather balloon. The payloads and weather balloon are … Continue reading

Posted in Counter Spin, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Project Counter Spin

Project counter spin is an attitude stabilization project for a video camera placed on a high altitude balloon. You can see footage below of what happened to the video camera last time it got sent to 100,000 ft. The wind … Continue reading

Posted in Counter Spin, Uncategorized | Leave a comment