Category Archives: High-Altitude Ballooning

Do Space Launch – 11/7/15

We are preparing for a HAB launch from the PKI building at UNO at 11 am on Saturday. We will be testing some new equipment and will be transmitting the information from the balloon to Do Space for their Grand Opening via the internet.

If you want to follow along, our mission page will be at so anyone with an internet enabled device can track the balloon. The twitter hashtag which will show up on the mission page is ‪#‎stratostar0040‬. During the mission, our students and chase team can keep everyone watching updated on the progress and, after the mission, we will post images or updates on the projects. Feel free to share the link and hashtag with anyone you think would be interested.

MCC Launch 3/28/15

Greetings High Altitude Ballooners and Observers,

{Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you would like to invite to watch the launch.}

We are a currently a go for Saturday, March 28th, 2015 to send the MCC General Physics II students’ payloads to near space.

​ Students will arrive at 8 am at the South Omaha Campus, Mahoney Room 400 for last minute payload construction and an overview of the day.

Because the path of the balloon goes directly over Offutt Air Force base if we launch from SOC, we plan to launch at Lake Manawa.

We will caravan over around 8:30-8:45 am and set up in the large parking lot on the South side of the lake with the launch taking place about 10 am. The 5-day forecast for Saturday right now has partly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees F and 16 mph winds to the SE. I am attaching a copy of the prediction from today. It has the balloon traveling over 70 miles and landing near Falls City, Nebraska.

We are asking observers to arrive at Lake Manawa around 9:30 am. Here is a link to where we will be launching at Lake Manawa on Saturday. The yellow bubble shows the parking lot. Zoom out to see the roads leading to the lake. To view your map, click on the link below or copy and paste it to your browser:​

prediction 3:28:15