Today we embarked on our first High Altitude Balloon Launch of the year. We fixed the issues with our cameras from the launch last September, and ran a completely redesigned payload. The launch demonstrated our communications systems that was run for the first time.
It was also one of the most eventful launches as the payload landed in water. Members worked to retrieve the payload from the water. All the data was still retrieved. When all is said and done, it was a very successful launch.
In case you are interested, footage from the camera on board has been compiled. You will notice how cloudy it was that day, and how much smoke still lingered in the air from the forest fires up north.