High Altitude Weather Balloon Kit

In order to reach approximately 60,000 to 120,000 feet with cameras and other scientific experiments, a high-altitude, amateur balloon project is enough.
The flight comprises filling helium into a large balloon, subsequently attaching a payload of 2-4 lbs. The payload will consist of equipment of your choice (for example, an altimeter or a camera) and a tracker.

Although it may sound complex, the process costs a couple of hundred dollars and is easily repeatable – approximately $300 on average, but as low as $150 if you’re price-conscious.

These balloons reach ‘near space’ or a part of the stratosphere. At this instance, the black of space and the curvature of the Earth are clearly visible.

Despite this process being a DIY, you can still get a kit for it. In fact, a kit will be easier to install and will offer you more efficiency.

The high altitude weather balloon kits are designed and tested meticulously by the engineering team for maximum performance and reliability. Usually, they come with the following components:

1. Flight computer: The robust flight computer records data like GPS coordinates, wind speed, altitude, pressure, and temperature, etc. to a micro SD card for post-mission analysis. These computers can work up to 60,000 to 260,000 feet.

2. Flight frame: The frame is designed to be strong and light, forming a rugged backbone to which every flight hardware is attached. It’s uniquely designed, making it quite a stable platform for acquiring good footage from the space edge.

3. Weather balloons: These balloons ensure that every record-breaking altitude is reached. You can select a weather balloon of any size when buying this kit. Often, people buy a 350g weather balloon. For people who want to break the 100,000 feet mark, they’ll need a 600g weather balloon. If you’re launching it for the first time, our recommendation is to not go with the 1200g weather balloon.

4. Camera mount: It fastens any camera securely.

5. Near space parachute: These parachutes are specifically designed for near-space flights.

6. Weather balloon inflator: It has a built-in gas filter and gas pressure regulator to ensure you’re filling your balloon with pure helium gas only.

7. Satellite tracker: It is a reliable and robust tracking solution for flights that take place on high altitudes. This hardware facilitates direct communication, allowing you to track your payload just about anywhere on the planet.