posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 02:31 PM
Could be that not only are there cameras aboard those objects, but they probably contain some device for measuring windspeeds as well. The launch, and
just after, of this mission was always going to be the hardest part technically speaking, because of the lightweight nature of the balloon that they
are trying to launch. The material of which it is made, is so thin, that it is in actual fact thinner than a plastic carrier (grocery) bag that you
would get at ASDA (Walmart). With that in mind, the launch conditions have to be perfect, not just right at ground level, but for some distance
I would have thought therefore that there were probably many tethered balloons around, with windspeed measurements being made from above the launch
pad, in real time, to give an up to the minuite read on the weather circumstances, as well as any camera carrying gear.