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It's a traditional tip of the hat today to Tim Middleton of Replay XD for providing a couple of the company's vid cameras for a recent Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) imaging test flight, during which they captured the moment of mighty orb burst in all its glory.

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The above video speaks for itself, so we'll just leave you with a few fantastic stills showing exactly what happens when a meteorological balloon decides it can no longer stand the pressure, in this case at around 30,000m:

The balloon just before burst seen from the payload

The moment the balloon bursts

Pieces of shredded latex radiate out as the balloon bursts

Pieces of shredded latex radiate out as the balloon bursts

Shredded latex radiates out from the burst balloon

Shredded latex radiates out from the burst balloon

The balloon pretty well completely disintegrated

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Bootnote

We haven't really had time to have a proper look at the Replay XD, which is evidently a serious contender to the GoPro. When we get a moment, we'll have a fiddle and bring you our conclusions.


More from the lovely LOHAN:

  • You can find full LOHAN coverage right here.
  • If you're new to LOHAN, seek out our mission summary for enlightenment.
  • There are photos our our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane here, and detailed structural plans here.
  • For your further viewing pleasure, we have all our photographic material stored on Flickr.
  • Our LOHAN and Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) videos live on YouTube.
  • We sometimes indulge in light consensual tweeting, as you can see here.

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