We are less than a week before integration of our payload at LSU and we are making some progress in the building of the frame and some of the automated parts of the payload. Case in point: the clicker (watch it click here)
We are blogging on how to integrate two commercial off the shelf cameras into a high altitude balloon payload that will reach 120,000 feet in September 2007 (our previous flight HASP-GeoCam 2006 led to the stitching of 4 GB of image data led to maps shown here). The reasons for this project can be found here.
In the current project, GeoCam is a reflight of last year's GeoCam flight (same camera and objectives) while HyperGeoCam is a new payload trying to obtain hyperspectral images from an off-the shelf camera using a mathematical framework called Compressed Sensing.