Jan
20
2013

Parachute Arrived

Our parachute has arrived. Its very well made and quite light. We tested it from about 7m up with a 1kg load attached, works quite well.  It is designed to  allow our payload to come back to earth at about 18km/hr, which is pretty much what we were seeing in testing. In the upper atmosphere where there […]

Jan
08
2013

Parachute Ordered

Our Parachute has been ordered. We went for a 4ft diameter (1.3m) weather balloon payload parachute from Rocketman in the US.   I spoke with Ky Michaelson (Mr Rocketman himselft) and he organised to get the parachute out same day. Really nice guy and great to talk too. His parachutes are the best and are […]

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