If you’ve been following our Twitter, you’ll know that we had a successful launch yesterday! I think it’s safe to say that we were all pretty surprised: from the forecast, it looked like the winds might not line up right and that there might be some safety issues with the trajectory as the balloon ascended to float altitude. But everything turned around, and we had a great launch on a beautiful day!
We’ve been monitoring COSI since launch and it’s looking good! We’re also packing up the lab so that we can come home. Once there, we’ll be doing more monitoring and analysis. Check out CSBF’s website to see COSI’s trajectory as it goes around the earth! (http://www.csbf.nasa.gov/map/balloon9/flight669nt.htm)