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New Mexico Scientists Study Clouds With Help From F.C. Balloonists

A DDIS custom-designed payload mount lofts cloud measurement sensors above the Falls Church shop.
A DDIS custom-designed payload mount lofts cloud measurement sensors above the Falls Church shop.

AirPhotosLIVE.com’s aerostat balloon platform helped physicists from Mesa Photonics (Santa Fe, New Mexico) perform measurements of clouds in the air this week. The Falls Church-based R&D firm helps scientists conduct aerial tests using a tethered aerostat balloon system. The sensors were lofted to 500 feet to get live measurements.