Tuesday, October 1, 2013

High Altitude Balloon Launched :

To prepare for the comet ISON study launch campaign, a high altitude balloon filled with helium was launched from the Hoskote campus of Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore on Sunday. The National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Hams (IIH), Bangalore were involved in the efforts of tracing and recovery of the payload. The balloon was launched at 6 a.m. and the payload successfully retrieved by 10 a.m.

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