Welcome to Operation Helios!

We are a team of two students based in Brisbane, Australia who participate in the hobby of High Altitude Ballooning. Our project was founded in mid 2010 with the goal of capturing high resolution video footage of the Earth from 35 kilometres altitude. After resolving many complex and unexpected obstacles, we launched Helios 1 in April 2012 from Tamworth, New South Wales.

Following this, we launched another balloon for Nova 106.9, a Brisbane radio station, in October 2013 from Coonabarabran, New South Wales. We are currently working to develop a significantly improved camera system to capture complete, spherical panoramic video.

Nova's edit of the footage from our latest launch:

Flight montage from Helios 1: