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HSA-IV catches Hurricane Earl

posted Sep 3, 2010, 3:37 PM by Ryan Butcher   [ updated Sep 3, 2010, 4:37 PM ]
HSA-IV was our hurricane hunter, sent up into Hurricane Earl early on September 3rd 2010.  We first planned to launch at 6am but waited until a break in the sky allowed for the capsule to travel safely to altitude and sent it aloft at 8am.  We got over 50 amazing videos and over 2000 still images from the two on board cameras.  One video clearly catches the sounding balloon exploding and disintegrating at the flight apex.  Our high altitude video of Earl was featured on Eastern NC's WITN news at 6pm today (might be on again at 11).  You can clearly see the hurricane and the coast of the Carolinas (Cape Lookout most definitively) We're pretty tired, so a more elaborate story to come,  for now check out a couple videos from the trip on the HSA-IV page here.

Taken from HSA-IV over North Carolina