JHAB-2 – Sunrise – Lost in Space

Balloon Launch Status

Launch Readiness Status go
Launch readiness has been evaluated, and is currently GO. No foreseeable issues with launch progress.

Launch Completed: 10/08/2011 @ 06:08completed
This balloon was launched on 10/08/2011 at 06:08. Launch was completed at 09:59.

Mission Flight Director name Joshua Nagel email nageljp27@gmail.com

Launch Location: Shapell ParkOpen in Google Maps


Description of Launch

The plan was a 2 hour flight, launched pre-dawn, in an attempt to capture the sunrise, then land in Murrieta valley (30 miles from launch) – Things don’t always go according to plan…

Link to flight record: http://jhabproject.com/jhab2-a-successful-failure/

Payload Details

Payload Weight: 1.660 kilograms / 3.652 pounds
The weight of the payload in kilograms.

Balloon Weight: 1.2 kilograms / 2.64 pounds
The weight of the balloon in kilograms.

Payload Details

Canon PowerShot A480, Canon PowerShot A495, GoPro HD, iPhone (Instamapper), SPOT GPS, USB Datalogger

Post Flight Details

Flight PathDownload KMZ File 0
The KMZ file contains all the packets collected via the Amateur Radio Network, viewable in google earth. If you download the file into Google Earth, you can view the 3D version.

Landing LocationOpen in Google Maps

Flight Information

Landing Time: 09:59
The time that the balloon landed on the ground.

Flight Time: 03:41:22
The length of time that the balloon was airborne. Formatted as HH:MM:SS.

Maximum Altitude: 31 kilometers / 19.26 miles
The maximum altitude the balloon reaches in kilometres.

Flight Media

Flickr Slideshow

Youtube Video

3 thoughts on “JHAB-2 – Sunrise – Lost in Space

  1. Hi Guys —

    My name is Elliott Watson and I’m an independent film producer in Los Angeles. Right now I’m working on a minimalistic sci-fi short film that involves a weather balloon.

    After some google-research on weather balloons I stumbled upon your awesome weather balloon footage as well as your website. It would be great to jump on the phone with you sometime this weekend if you’re available to speak and I can tell you more about the project and see if you guys are interested in being involved.

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,

  2. great video im working on my own space launch iv recently purchased all equipment needed, however im not familiar with how much helium to fill the balloon with? would i be best just filling it till its good and full? pls help

    • You can use http://habhub.org/calc/ to assist in calculating the volume.
      Another easy way is to fill the balloon so that it lifts one and 1/2 times the payload weight. For example, if your have a payload of 3lbs, then fill the balloon up enough to lift 4.5lbs of counterweight (we fill a water jug up to the predicted lift needed).


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