Integration & Operation

From proposal writing support to sensor validation, or ground/satellite-based calibration to particulate sample collection, Stratodynamics provides high-altitude platforms and services for collecting data more cost-effectively than manned scientific aircraft.

The team custom-integrate instruments within the aircraft and telemetry, coordinate flight permissions, manage the launch and operation, and provide  data sets and assessments. This new method of launch, lift and retrieve brings the instrument and data or samples back in a controlled descent compared to the typical balloon launched lift-and-drift methods where the instrument descends by parachute uncontrolled and may land hundreds of kilometers from the launch site.

Team collaboration and instrument integration

Launch Sites & Schedule

The HiDRON has a short lead-time to launch and is easily deployable from a variety of sites located worldwide.

Autumn flights are available for 2019 and a variety of flights are available for 2020. Field campaigns are typically 1 to 2 weeks. Please inquire about our ride-sharing opportunities. The HiDRON is scheduled for the Canadian Space Agency’s flight manifest for the Strato‐science launch campaign in September 2019 from the Timmins Stratospheric Balloon Base.

The HiDRON’s Controlled Descent

Stratodynamics handles client accommodation and transportation at the host launch location. A live link to the flight is available for additional research team member who are participating in the campaign remotely. Please contact us for more information on potential launch locations and schedules.