Integration & Operation

From proposal writing support to sensor validation, or ground/satellite-based calibration to particulate sample collection, Stratodynamics provide high-altitude platforms and services for collecting data more cost-effectively than manned scientific aircraft and from remote locations that can’t be serviced any other way.

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 and/or samples back in a controlled descent. This represents a significant leap compared with typical balloon launched lift-and-drift methods where the instrument descends by parachute uncontrolled and may land hundreds of kilometres adrift from the launch site.

CEO, Gary Pundsack and at the Canadian Space Agency with the HiDRON hours before the launch of the LIFE CAMPAIGN scientific gondola

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

“We appreciate the flexibility, excellent customer support, professionalism and willingness of Stratodynamics during our campaign.”
Pavol Bobik, Director of the Slovak Academy of Science’s Institute of Experimental Physics

Stratodynamics is actively seeking collaborators for the upcoming NASA Flight Opportunities Program. Eligible applicants are federally funded research and development centers and universities. Please get in touch if you have a high altitude application that could benefit from this unique technology.

The HiDRON’s Controlled Descent