The goal of this experiment was to reduce spin on an unmanned balloon as the altitude increases. This problem had been discovered after the initial flight, where the rotation of the Go-Pro camera was nearly sickening. After more research, it was found that every flight had the same lack of stability and high levels of rotation. The goal was then decided to try and reduce the spin of the payload so that stable pictures and video could be achieved. If there was a stable video going the whole way up, then the goal was considered complete, however, a gyroscope was included in each flight to find the reduction of spin in the payload.
Dr. Paul Adams
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"Reducing Spin on a High Altitude Balloon,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2022, Article 60.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2022/iss2022/60