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University of Maine Launches Research Balloons

Pittsfield Airport -

ORONO – The University of Maine High Altitude Ballooning group will have their first launch from 8:30 to 20:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Pittsfield Airport. We will be doing a two-balloon launch, with both balloons released nearly simultaneously. The balloons are expected to reach an altitude of approximately 90,000′ and the payloads will then drop by parachute. Payloads will include experiments from students at UMaine Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as well as payloads from the University of Southern Maine and Maine Maritime Academy.¬† For more information, call 581-2242 or e-mail victoria.blanchette@umit.maine.edu

For More Information:

Contact Name: Mohamad Musavi

Telephone Number: (207)581-2223

Website:

Email: mohamad.musavi@umit.maine.edu