Balloons used in

Near Space Photography

BALLOON PART NO:  HAB-350 (350 gram) ----IN- STOCK!!! 
 

This is the Balloon that was used by the team at MIT who started up the High Altitude Photography craze! With a payload of 1-2 lbs, the user should expect and altitude approaching 60,000 to 70,000 feet.


BALLOON PART NO:   HAB-500 (500 gram) ---- Limited Quantities Available

BALLOON PART NO:   HAB-600 (600 gram) ----IN- STOCK!!!

These balloons are recommended for individuals or groups who are launching a photographic payload for the first time. Package payload should be 1-2 lbs (500 to 1000 grams).The balloon size will provide effective training in how to prepare a package for launch, give some experience in filling a balloon, tying the neck properly, learning connection lengths between balloon and parachute and between parachute and payload, then gaining practice on some of the procedures for successful launches. Although the size is ideal for training purposes, if successful the package should reach a burst altitude of 75,000 to 90,000 feet.

 

BALLOON PART NO.:   HAB-800 (800 gram) ----IN- STOCK!!!

These balloons are recommended for individuals or groups who have had experience in HAB launches and are primarily using payloads of 2 to 4 lbs (1000 to 2000 grams). Balloons are normally inflated so that there is an ascent rate* of approximately 270-300 meters/min (890 to 1000 feet/min), which results in typical bursting altitudes of 90,000 to 100,000 feet.

 

BALLOON PART NO:  HAB-1000 (1000 gram) ----IN- STOCK!!!

These balloons are recommended for individuals or groups who have had experience in HAB launches and are trying to progressively attain higher altitudes after each launch. Best performance is achieved when balloons are used with payloads of 2 to 4 lbs (900 to 1800 grams) and inflated to achieve an ascent rate* of 270 to 300 meters/min (890 to 1000 feet/min). Typical burst altitudes of these balloons with the stated payload and ascent rate is 100,000 to 110,000 feet.

 

BALLOON PART NO:   HAB-1200 (1200 gram) ----IN- STOCK!!!

Similar to the HAB-1000, these balloons are recommended when using payloads of 2 to 5 lbs (900 to 2300 grams). When launching this type balloon, and payloads of this weight, it is assumed that the operators have had experience and are familiar with launch procedures and FAA requirements. Inflating the balloons to achieve an ascent rate of 270 to 300 meters/min (890 to 1000 feet.min) will result in typical burst altitudes of 105,000 to 115,000 feet. 


BALLOON PART NO:   HAB-1500 (1500 gram) ----IN- STOCK!!!

These balloons are recommended when using payloads of 4 to 6 lbs (1800 to 2700 grams). When launching this type balloon, and payloads of this weight, it is assumed that the operators have had experience and are familiar with launch procedures and FAA requirements. Inflating the balloons to achieve an ascent rate of 270 to 300 meters/min (890 to 1000 feet.min) will result in typical burst altitudes of 105,000 to 115,000 feet.

BALLOON PART NO: HAB-2000 (2000 gram) ----

Similar to the HAB-3000, these balloons are made to lift larger (7-9 pounds) payloads to altitudes reaching 110,000 feet. With lighter payloads, expect altitudes approaching 115,000 feet under optimal conditions.



BALLOON PART NO: HAB-3000 (3000 gram) ----

These balloons provide the highest level of achievement for high altitude balloonists, carrying maximum payloads of up to 12 lbs  and reaching burst altitudes of more than 115,000 feet, depending on weight of payload.

Simple Reference Chart- Please see Below for Disclaimer

Balloon Neck Diam.  Bursting Diameter
(feet)
4.4 lb Payload
Release Vol./ Est. Alt.
6.6 lb Payload
Release Vol./ Est. Alt. 
HAB-800  3 cm   23 ft.  147 cu.ft./ 89,000 ft.  190 cu.ft./ 84,000 ft. 
HAB-1000  3 cm  25.75 ft.   156 cu.ft./ 95,000 ft.  199 cu.ft./ 90,000 ft.
HAB-1200  3 cm  28 ft.   154 cu.ft./ 101,000 ft.   195 cu.ft./ 96,000 ft. 
HAB-1500  3 cm  31 ft.   167 cu.ft./ 105,000 ft.   208 cu.ft./ 100,000 ft. 
HAB-2000  5 cm  34.5 ft.   187 cu.ft./ 110,000 ft.   229 cu.ft./ 105,000 ft. 
HAB-3000  5 cm  43 ft.  229 cu.ft./118,500 ft.  270 cu.ft./ 115,000 ft. 

  * Please note that Release Volume is based on Helium and will be different when using Hydrogen
 ** Estimated Altitude is only approximate and will be affected by atmospheric conditions
*** All volumes are based on an ascent rate of 320 m/min = 17.5 ft/sec or 5.3 m/sec
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