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Students launch their own weather balloon at Kopernik

VESTAL (WBNG) – It was a big day for students attending the edge of space camp at the Kopernik Observatory in Vestal Thursday morning.

The students have been working to assemble and launch their very own weather balloon.

The kids were split into groups based on their skills and interests, each group worked on a different part of the project.

The camp launches a balloon every year, but this year, there was a new twist.

“This year w’ere adding a new experiment where we’re running actually what’s called slow scan television using ham radio to actually take stills as we go through the flight and communicate them back to Earth,” said Executive Director Drew Desker.

The program is part of Kopernik’s link summer stem and exploration camp.


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