Cumulus from 20,000ft

Cumulus from 20,000 ft © Jamie Costello

Jamie Costello, Head of Physics at Sutton Grammar School and Cloud Appreciation Society member sent in this image of Cumulus at 20,000ft.

The photograph was taken by a group of children taking part in a school project. He says “It took a good deal of work to get this shot but it was worth it. Google Earth tends to take shots with clear sky. It is lovely to see some of the trails of clouds formed in some of the other photos.”

Sponsored by the Institute of Physics the students created the entire payload including flight computer which modulated a GPS signal into a de-codable radio signal. They also had sponsorship from the Dorking and District Radio society and a donation of batteries from Battery Force.

Jamie added “Although we found the payload, not everything worked and we are going to launch again soon- ish”.

You can see the full project details by clicking here

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