Monthly Archives: July 2013

Miss Flood – goodbye, good luck and thank you!

As many readers of this blog will be aware, Miss Flood leaves The Long Eaton School at the end of this week, to take up a post as an Advanced Skills Teacher in a school in London. Hayley Flood joined … Continue reading

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The TLES high altitude balloon launch – review

The Goals: (1) To launch a helium balloon along with mascot and science package to an altitude of above 19,350 metres. (2) To recover the launch vehicle along with footage and data telling us about the stratospheric environment. We enlisted … Continue reading

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Balloon update 5

We have touchdown! The package has survived the descent and is on route back to school. Footage from the onboard camera and more photos will be posted over the next few days.

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Balloon update 4

Still descending at a rate of 15mph. Currently at an altitude of 5.6km.

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Balloon update 3

We are making our descent! We reached an altitude of almost 23km (or 75,039 feet) before the balloon burst and began to fall. As the balloon travelled higher the falling air pressure caused it to expand, it will have reached … Continue reading

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Balloon update 2

We have just passed the 20km mark. This was our minimum target for altitude and we are still climbing! Use the diagram below for comparison.

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Balloon update 1

The balloon is currently at 5500 metres and climbing. The tracking website is a little behind time but should start updating soon.

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