Measuring Clouds

April 10, 2017    

A DDIS custom-designed payload mount lofts cloud measurement sensors above the Falls Church shop.

Measuring Clouds’s aerostat balloon platform helps physicists from Mesa Photonics (Santa Fe, New Mexico) perform measurements of clouds in the air.  Falls Church-based R&D firm help scientists conduct aerial tests this week using a tethered aerostat balloon system.  The sensors were lofted to 500 feet to get live measurements.

The New Mexico scientists plan for further tests with the DDIS platform in the coming year.