Month: April 2015

UW Launch covered by CTV

UW prepares to launch

Here’s a newspaper article about the UW launch.  Good luck!

Photos from Inuvik Launch

Inuvik Successful Launch and Retrieval

Inuvik is our first team to launch, and they already have their payload back again. Very exciting.  Here is some coverage of the launch. Videos and data from the retrieval will be posted as available.  

Balloon filling, sealing, and flight train assembly

Rope handling

As you assemble your flight train, you will need to cut your rope and make loops. here’s how to do that.  

Launch Day

On launch day, follow the launch day  and retrieval checklist Launch Day Checklist 2016 BEFORE TRAVELING TO LAUNCH SITE Verify you have all components of: – the PAYLOAD – payload box you constructed – SPOT trace – GoPro camera and

24 hour checklist

One day before launch 1. Verify batteries are charged – Check Battery level for Aukey 10000 mAh external battery. – Check Battery level for GoPro camera – Check Battery level for Spot GPS tracker. Replace with new lithium batteries if

NOTAM filing and Transport Canada contacts

You can download the Transport Canada Operational Procedures and Guidelines document here: HABEX2015_TCNAVCAN_OPG You can download a template for the Notices to Airmen filing here: You will make your filing with your Regional Airspace Specialist, listed below:   For teams in Regina,


Our special thanks to Praxair for supplying the helium for our launches, and for coordinating with our local teams.