Photo: A map of major space debris locations, courtesy of the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office.
Photo: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine poses for a picture with the 2017 astronaut candidate class, courtesy of NASA.
Photo: 2016 radio testing of the BepiColombo mission package. Photo courtesy of the European Space Agency.
To see how we prepared for this launch, check out our behind the scenes video here:
This launch featured a new and improved 3D-printed payload design, as well as a beautifully fabricated board and improved code.
For the new year, Balloonerang has many new tests planned. One goal we hope to achieve is to better understand the aerodynamic challenges posed by flying a payload in high velocity winds.
We will continue to keep you updated on the progress and adventures to come!