HAB2 Launch Site Selected – You Are Invited to Watch the Launch!

Science Heads Inc. is pleased to announce that its next High Altitude Balloon – HAB 2 – will be launched on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from the City of Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center.  The viewing site will be open to the public starting at 9:30 am.  The launch is planned to occur at 11:00 am.

The center’s public facilities will be open.  Bring your own folding chairs, food and refreshments.  Some shaded seating will be available.

The Sports Park is located at 28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest CA.   Directions are available from: http://lfsportspark.com/722/Address-Directions

Science Heads’ HAB launches are Free and Open to the public.  Join us for this exciting family oriented STEM educational event.  Watch as we launch the large weather balloon to the upper atmosphere (~ 20 miles in altitude) .   Learn about the experiments that were designed and built by local students.   And monitor the progress of our expert recovery teams as they track the payload and attempt to return the experiments back to the students.

This page will be regularly updated with launch, weather and recovery information.  Please check this page often for updated information.

Current Weather Prediction:

Weather.com forecasts a partly-cloudy day, with a high temperature of 67F, and winds from the SW at 8 mph. Wunderground.com does not have a forecast past November 9th at this point.

Current Landing Site Prediction:

Landing predictions show highest probability between Fallbrook and Wintermute, north and east of Camp Pendleton.

Update Notes:

Next WCOM update will be on Day Minus 10, after sending our launch plan to SoCal TRACON (FAA).

Flight Path Prediction:

Landing Zone Heat Map: