Sounding balloon


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Sound´ing bal`loon´


1.An unmanned balloon sent aloft for meteorological or aëronautic purposes.
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Chen from Institute of Space, Astrophysical and Plasma Sciences at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has developed a sounding balloon, which has successfully risen aloft in National Tung Kang Maritime and Fishery Vocational High School, Pingtung County, and obtained data of more than 600 photos.
Due to Taiwan's relatively scarce sounding rockets and satellite missions, teachers and students from NCKU Institute of Space, Astrophysical and Plasma Sciences and NCKU Plasma and Space Science Center have put in efforts to develop a low-cost sounding balloon for the purposes of early equipment testing, validation and personnel training.
Chen and his twelve students have developed a sounding balloon to engage in high-altitude instrument experiments, and they have participated in the takeoff of the sounding balloon at National Tung Kang Maritime and Fishery Vocational High School, Pingtung County.
The sounding balloon developed by National Cheng Kung University consists of three parts, the balloon, parachute and scientific instruments, which include a re-equipped digital camera and a set of electronic thermometers.