First double balloon launch
Launched as a backup tracker for KU's XBS


Flight #70


The NearSys 09A Flight Path


Two balloons tethered together and ready for launch

The near space vehicle ascended with the balloons spaced 28 feet a part. With 30 feet of load line and seven pounds of lift per balloon, the load line formed an angle of 25 degrees. This requires a horizontal force of 3.25 pounds pulling each balloon a part.