Step 1 - Designing And Planning

First think you need to design your project because you need to know what is your main mission you want your project to do. Write down things that you want it to do and prioritize them from first to last and list if you have the parts for it.

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Step 2 - Know the rules

When designing and building the weather balloon it is important to know all the laws and regulations. The good news is that there isn't very many rules and you wont need any type of license or permit in doing a project like this.

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Step 3 - Building

This is where the fun really begins! It's time to put all the parts together and build your own custom payload. There is a lot of things that you will need to keep in mind when building a payload so go to the lesson to learn more.

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Step 4 - Planning

When it's time to plan a launch open weather balloon performance calculators that predict how your weather balloon is going to do and predict where your weather balloon will land. Its super important to have the right data.

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Step 5 - Testing

When you start testing push it to the limit and see how much it can handle before it fails. test your GPS by driving around, test your camera by seeing how long it could last in a freezer.

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Step 6 - Preparing for Launch

It's almost time to launch your weather balloon! By this time you should have everything tested and ready for your launch. At this time we are getting very close to your launch and it starts to become stressful

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Step 7 - Launch

It's finally the moment you've been waiting for! Now is the time where you make your measurements to get the right calculations for your predictions. There is a big process when launching your project.

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Step 8 - Watch

As your project goes to the edge of space you will get updates every 10 minutes on where the payload is. When the GPS goes out of range because its too high. Just wait for it to get back into range.

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Step 9 -Recovering Process

When the moment finally comes to recovering your payload! Use your device that you have been tracking it with and you can get its exact location within 300 feet of where the payload is.

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Step 10 - Enjoy

Congrats on your weather balloon mission!! Now its time to show the world what you did. We are glad you joined us on our weather balloon kits and hope to see you sometime again.

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