I am looking to build a HIGH ALTITUDE (Near Space) Arduino Weather Balloon. This Balloon would contain an Arduino and a Camera, (To record AMAZING Near space shots!) as well as alot of room for other stuff!
Now. I am concerned about FINDING said balloon. It would be TERRIBLE is I lost the footage to a tall tree or the Atlantic Ocean.
SO. Rather than having a GPS to retrieve the balloon, I am thinking about picture sending BACK to a ground control. So that if I was unable to retrieve the craft, I would still be able to have MANY NEAR SPACE pictures sent BACK to ground control.
This balloon would be LOSS PROOF! While I may not recover the hardware of the craft, I would have MANY NEAR-SPACE images sent back to ground control.
How could I take and SEND such images back to ground control? Also, since the craft IS in the Stratosphere, I would not need these images to be sent in real time. The craft could launch, take pics, parachute down, land, THEN start sending a stream of images back to ground control. (Because sending images WHILE in the uper atmosphere may be a little ambitious! :confused: )
ANY HELP WOULD BE SOOOO AWESOME!