Welcome to the Command Center
This is the command center for Rocky Top Middle School's Near Space Balloon Launch happening in May 2017. Check back here for updates of how the balloon launch is going, weather info, and more!
Live Video Feed will be here!
Our Launch Zone
Rocky Top Middle School
We hope to launch the weather balloon during the second week of May (weather permitting) from the North field of Rocky Top Middle School. The launch zone might change with weather and FAA regulations, so check back often for any changes!
The single biggest factor in the success of our launch is weather. We are looking for a certain type of weather to best launch our balloon in. Here is the ideal weather for a successful launch:
Ideal Temp: 50-75 degrees
Ideal Wind Speed: 5mph
Ideal Humidity: <50%
Ideal Cloud Cover: None
Check back here often for a glimpse at the upcoming weather