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26 July 2010

Report Back: HABEX test flight, (High Altitude Balloon EXperiment)

The HABEX balloon lifted of at 09h30 on the 24 July 2010 from the Klerksdorp airport (FAKD - PC Pelser Latitude: -26.866667 Longitude: 26.716667)in near perfect conditions. The following images courtesy the HABEX Team and Eddie ZS6BNE. More information about the flight available HERE.

Mission Control

Mission Control Closeup

The crowd waiting in anticipation.

Payload on the field workbench 

Balloon being inflated

HABEX field repairs

Hennie ZS6EY'S chopper ready to assist

HAMNET trailer

Waiting in anticipation

HABEX payload

The SAWDIS wish to congratulate the HABEX Team on there efforts and trust that they will be successful in the recovery of the payload. Thanks to the team and Eddie ZS6BNE for the photos.