Project: Unicorn

Project: Unicorn Uprising Nano Imaging Craft and Observational Reusable Nomad To experience Earth and beyond from the edge of space. Eric Pfeifer & Paul Jacobs

To experience a ride to 100,000 ft and back. A weather balloon will carry (2) cameras to the edge of space, and then parachute back to Earth. Stills to be captured with a Nokia N8 Smartphone, and video/audio with an iPhone 4 and KOGETO DOT 360 degree lens.

Mission: To brush space (4) times in (4) different locations: Sunrise in Japan, Daytime in New England, Sunset in California, Nighttime in Iceland.

Project: Unicorn
08/06/2016

Project: Unicorn

Unicorn-1. Not just for space travel. Currently transporting this poor pigeon to the Wild Bird Fund, Inc. for some TLC.

Unicorn-1. Not just for space travel. Currently transporting this poor pigeon to the Wild Bird Fund, Inc. for some TLC.
08/06/2016

Unicorn-1. Not just for space travel. Currently transporting this poor pigeon to the Wild Bird Fund, Inc. for some TLC.

06/24/2014

We hit 100 likes! Thank you all for being a part of Project: Unicorn!

The PAAVE Mission video with on-board #foofighters soundtrack... coming soon...
06/24/2014
Twitter / Pro_Unicorn: The PAAVE Mission video with ...

The PAAVE Mission video with on-board #foofighters soundtrack... coming soon...

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Photo Altimeter Audio Video ExperimentLaunch: Round Top, NY 5:00 AMLanding: Bristol, CT 8:15 AMBurst Altitude: 108,000 f...
06/24/2014

Photo Altimeter Audio Video Experiment
Launch: Round Top, NY 5:00 AM
Landing: Bristol, CT 8:15 AM
Burst Altitude: 108,000 ft

Photo Altimeter Audio Video Experiment
Launch: Round Top, NY 5:00 AM
Landing: Bristol, CT 8:15 AM
Burst Altitude: 108,000 ft

Photo Altimeter Audio Video ExperimentLaunch: Round Top, NY 5:00 AMLanding: Bristol, CT 8:15 AMBurst Altitude: 108,000 f...
06/24/2014

Photo Altimeter Audio Video Experiment
Launch: Round Top, NY 5:00 AM
Landing: Bristol, CT 8:15 AM
Burst Altitude: 108,000 ft

Photo Altimeter Audio Video Experiment
Launch: Round Top, NY 5:00 AM
Landing: Bristol, CT 8:15 AM
Burst Altitude: 108,000 ft

The PAAVE Mission - Photo Altimeter Audio Video ExperimentSummer Solstice Sunrise6/21/2014
06/23/2014

The PAAVE Mission - Photo Altimeter Audio Video Experiment
Summer Solstice Sunrise
6/21/2014

Brrr...
09/03/2013

Brrr...

What's UP? Well, we'll tell you. Check this out to get some perspective on how high Unicorn 1 ascended.
09/03/2013

What's UP? Well, we'll tell you. Check this out to get some perspective on how high Unicorn 1 ascended.

What's UP? Well, we'll tell you. Check this out to get some perspective on how high Unicorn 1 ascended.

Launched in southwestern Vermont, soared south over Massachusetts, landed in northwestern Connecticut.
08/29/2013

Launched in southwestern Vermont, soared south over Massachusetts, landed in northwestern Connecticut.

Launched in southwestern Vermont, soared south over Massachusetts, landed in northwestern Connecticut.

Thanks, Omaha Steaks!
08/28/2013

Thanks, Omaha Steaks!

Omaha Steaks... now shipping to space! See pictures and videos of our cooler's maiden voyage from the team that made it happen, Project: Unicorn: http://spr.ly/6185wujb

Flight path of Unicorn 1 from above. You can clearly see it fly over western Massachusetts.
08/27/2013

Flight path of Unicorn 1 from above. You can clearly see it fly over western Massachusetts.

08/27/2013

Still going over the data from the flight recorded in the altimeter. It recorded altitude, pressure, and inside and outside temperatures every second. Looks like at some point the payload was falling at over 150 MPH! But don't worry, that was only when it started its descent where there wasn't much wind resistance. It landed going 20 MPH.

08/26/2013

Saturday was such a success, but we have a lot of tweaks and ideas for the next launch. More pictures, video, and YOU will be able to track the balloon in real time! We're discussing the launch date and will let you all know soon. Thanks for all your interest in Project: Unicorn!

Project: Unicorn - First Launch
08/26/2013

Project: Unicorn - First Launch

Spacecraft: Unicorn 1
Mission: GPS Tracking, Weather Data, Photography

Project: Unicorn's cover photo
08/26/2013

Project: Unicorn's cover photo

Launched in southwestern Vermont, soared south over Massachusetts, landed in northwestern Connecticut.
08/25/2013

Launched in southwestern Vermont, soared south over Massachusetts, landed in northwestern Connecticut.

Launched in southwestern Vermont, soared south over Massachusetts, landed in northwestern Connecticut.

Success! We hit 91,000 feet! Stay tuned for more pictures!
08/25/2013

Success! We hit 91,000 feet! Stay tuned for more pictures!

08/22/2013

New launch scheduled for this Saturday! Forecast looks good. Sunny and clear.

06/20/2013

The June 22, 2013 launch has been postponed. The weather is looking a little too unpredictable. We can't risk launching blind into the clouds where there might be planes flying. An electrical storm might also cause problems for the equipment. Hopefully next week will look better, so stay with us!

06/18/2013

Forecast for Schenectady, NY on Saturday: Partly cloudy, 78 degrees, 20% chance of rain. Still GO for launch.

06/13/2013

A short test and sample of our time-lapse photography.

06/13/2013

We're out of luck with KOGETO DOT 360 degree lens (for iPhone). Would be nice to record the trip in 360 degree video but they have a time limit for recording. We've reached out to them with no luck. But, we've been chatting with a similar company, Bubblepix. They seem interested, and might look into tweaking their app to record for as long as we need it to record. Their app and lens seem to be better products overall, so we're very hopeful.

06/13/2013

After a long year and many months of research, we're almost ready to for launch on June 22, 2013. Helium tank reserved, GPS device tested and working, lights installed on payload, and we're narrowing in on a launch site. It's looking like around Schenectady, NY. The balloon should float over towards VT and land in the state forest away from any major roads, buildings, and people. Looking forward to an amazing trip!

06/12/2012

iPhone external battery pack assembled and tested. Parachute arrived. Balloons are on their way! "Spacecraft" to be designed and assembled soon.

06/06/2012

As of today, the balloon, radiosonde, and receiver have all been ordered. Camera power supplies to be assembled over the weekend. Testing soon.

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