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COSI 2020

COSI is planning to fly again! We plan to fly again in the Austral Fall of (~April 2020) from Wanaka, NZ onboard another Super Pressure Balloon (SPB). Keep an eye out for news and updates as we prepare our instrument … Continue reading

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COSI Flight Operations

We often refer to the term Flight Operations to mean the monitoring and controlling of COSI in flight.  Operations is a very crucial part of a successful flight, as it’s how we ensure COSI is working to the best of its … Continue reading

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Talking to COSI

A lot of people ask us if/how we talk to COSI in flight.  We actually have 4 different ways of communicating with our instrument, each with different ways of sending/receiving data and, most noticeably, different speeds.  Here’s a summary of … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting

Waiting around for perfect weather, we spent the first few days working on our telemetry and analysis tools that we will use to monitor the instrument from the ground.  Since then, however, the pressure has let up some and we’ve … Continue reading

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