Weather Balloon Tracker: How StratoStar Tracks Balloons

by | Jul 31, 2017 | Weather Balloons

Have you ever dreamed of launching something to space or thought about what it would be like to travel to the edge of space yourself? With a high altitude weather balloon project you can do that! Well, part of that. We can’t actually send you to the edge of space, but depending on the project youStratoStar's weather balloon tracker allows you to follow your mission in real time. want to send, you could see what that journey is like in real time. How cool would that be?! Plus, with our weather balloon tracker software, you can act like mission control and monitor your experiment and balloon during the entire flight.

Weather balloon tracker maps allow you to see where your balloon travels to.

With StratoStar’s mission control, you can track your weather balloon from the minute you launch it to the edge of space to the minute it touches down on the ground. These real time maps allow you to easily retrieve the payload, see how far your balloon traveled, and even analyze the weather balloon’s journey.

Weather balloon tracker graphs show detailed information about the flight path.

During the weather balloon’s flight, you’ll have the ability to track the altitude, temperature, humidity, and more with our mission control graphs. Not only is this information collected in real time, so you can see the numbers and graphs fluctuate as the balloon climbs and descends, but you’ll have access to the information to analyze after the mission is over.

Additional data collection allows for a more thorough analysis.

Since the entire mission is tracked from the minute your balloon launches, we’re able to collect all kinds of data for you to analyze once the weather balloon has returned to the ground. With the weather balloon tracker software, we’re able to collect information like:

  • Longitude
  • Latitude
  • Speed
  • Altitude
  • Heading
  • Vertical rate
  • Distance
  • And more!

Getting more people involved.

Not only can you and your class track all of this information, but our software allows for a more social experience. Integrated with Twitter, our tracking software allows you to share photos, and comments about your mission with followers on Twitter. We use a unique hashtag for each mission, so following along is easy for those outside of the project.

Are you ready to send your own high altitude weather balloon to the edge of space? The team at StratoStar would love to hear from you and learn more about your project ideas! Contact StratoStar to get started.