The second group spent the morning (Wednesday) assembling the second payload box. While assembling the payload, we made sure to minimize the imprecision in order to ensure a perfect launch. With a lot of excitement and enthusiasm, the group left New Hampton around 1:30 pm and drove 20min to our second launching site in Rumney, NH.
Unlike our first launch, our second launch was a complete success. Our high altitude balloon easily took off. The balloon was in the air for approximately 2 hours and we were able to track it all the way until its fall around 4:30pm in Rochester NH. The wind prevented the fall in the predicted location in Alton NH. We received a call regarding the exact location of the balloon at 5:27pm.
Seven members of the team drove down to Rochester this morning (Thursday) and came back to New Hampton School in possession of the payload box while others worked on both cleaning our work space and reflecting on how we will present our project during the symposium. We spent the first part of the afternoon watching footage from the successful flight of HAB16 v2.