Photos from the July 17, 2010 balloon launch:
Panoramic view of the edge of space, taken using the UCSD camera pod
Panoramic pictures taken from the UCSD camera pod
Photos from the MAE2 launch (December 5, 2009):
Slideshow of upper atmosphere photos taken on the MAE2 launch
Center photo: filling balloon with Helium. Left: Preparing to release balloon.
Right: Balloon released, payload chain visible.
View from balloon: Above the cloud deck
View from balloon: Upper atmosphere
View from balloon: Near the apogee (88,000 ft.) Salton Sea is visible in the
bottom right, and curvature of the earth is clear.
View from balloon: near apogee. Blackness of space contrasts
with the blue of the Earth.
View from balloon: Descent after burst, over the farm
fields south of the Salton Sea.
Recovery: Payload chain visible, with parachute on right.
Photos from the High School Outreach launch (November 7, 2009):
Ready to release balloon
Payload Chain Parachute
Command Module Filled balloon and parachuteprior to releasing balloon
Balloon track (launch site on left, near tip of the Salton Sea.)
Tracking shown is from APRS data received from a
backup HAM radio module on the balloon.
3D plot of the balloon trajectory, plotted using Google Earth.
(Discontinuity in path is due to temporary loss of signal from balloon).