Pegasus-1 Mission Photos and Video

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MarkAndMatt
Mark Nichols and Matt Long – The Pegasus Mission Engineering Team
Mark and Matt the night before flight
Matt Long (foreground) and Mark Nichols check equipment the night before launch.
Mark
Mark Nichols making a preflight adjustment with a cutting tool.
Software check
Matt Long verifying flight operations software.
Mark and Matt tie off the delivery system
Matt Long and Mark Nichols tie of the delivery system, a high altitude balloon ~6.5′ in diameter, with 165 cubic feet of helium.
LaunchCrew1
Gupreet Singh Pegasus-1 Launch and Chase Team
LaunchCrew2
Rohit Puri Pegasus-1 Launch and Chase Team
Electronics
Sensor Payload for Pegasus-1
Payload Housing
Payload Housing
Preflight payload
Preflight payload assembly
Launch site from Pegasus-1
Launch site from Pegasus-1
Exiting the clouds
Pegasus-1 exiting the clouds in lower atmosphere
Sensor package
Sensor package

13-15 miles up
Pegaus-1 13-15 miles up
Mid-Level Flight
Mid-Level Flight of Pegasus-1
Entering the Stratosphere
Pegasus-1 entering the Stratosphere
Directional Ground Station
Directional Ground Station with extended range
Mark Nichols Directional Ground Station
Mark Nichols Directional Ground Station
Location, Location, Location
Ham Radio and GPS for tracking Pegasus-1
Getting Ready
Prep the launch site, Othello, WA 01/28/2015
Dragging the drogue
12″ Drogue parachute dragging behind Pegasus-1
~85,000 feet, 2.2% atm, -60 degrees
Flight APEX on Pegasus-1 ~85,000 feet, 2.2% atm, -60 degrees
Near Flight Apex
The beauty of our planet as seen from Pegasus-1

 

 

Upper1
A planet (we think) seen from Pegasus-1 during the daytime.
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Pegasus-1 recovered one week after flight.
BalloonRelease
Balloon released and caught on camera. It will burst at 26 foot diameter.

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