Missions

Click links below for more information on each of the BHALDI launches.

BHALDI I

On Halloween 2010 the BHALDI team launched its first 2 systems, BHALDI I and BHALDI II.  Both were recovered successfully. This page profiles the BHALDI I system, describes its flight and recovery, and provides highlights of the video captured by its on-board HD video camera. BHALDI I was launched from Plymouth, MN and traveled approximately …

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BHALDI II

On Halloween 2010 the BHALDI team launched its first 2 systems, BHALDI I and BHALDI II.  Both were recovered successfully. This page profiles the BHALDI II system, describes its flight and recovery, and provides links to the gallery of photos captured by its 2 on-board cameras. BHALDI II was launched from Plymouth, MN and traveled …

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BHALDI III & IV

It was a great day! Thanks to everyone who came to the launch and / or followed our progress. We’ve posted a few photos on our BHALDI Facebook page. Thanks again to Oakwood Elementary for hosting the event, and thanks again to The Works! Click here to see the launch covered on WCCO at both …

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BHALDI V

15 October 2011 the BHALDI team launched its fifth system (BHALDI V)  from Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, MN and reached an altitude of 94,848 vertical feet.  Its path traveled 108 miles, and landed 93.5 straight-line miles from the launch site. BHALDI V landed at the foot of a tree in Wilson, MN.  If it …

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BHALDI VI

On May 20th 2012 BHALDI VI was launched from coordinates 44.6652, -93.2866 (Casperson Park in Lakeville MN) with 1 of 2 payloads created by Cub Scout Pack 270. The system traveled approximately 81,000 vertical feet and 54.7 straight-line miles. BHALDI VI landed at 45.3674, -92.7653 in Bloom Lake. Of course this was the one time …

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BHALDI VII

On May 20th 2012 BHALDI VII was launched from coordinates 44.6652, -93.2866 (Casperson Park in Lakeville MN) with the 2nd of 2 payloads created by Cub Scout Pack 270. The system traveled approximately 95,000 vertical feet and 82.3 straight-line miles. BHALDI VII landed 50 feet up in a 16 inch diameter tree at 45.6897, -92.4152 …

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