Welcome to Operation Helios!

We are a team based in Brisbane, Australia who participate in the hobby of high-altitude ballooning. Our project was founded in 2010 with the goal of capturing high resolution video footage of Earth from 35 kilometres altitude. Since then we have launched balloons all around Australia. We have been involved in a range of commercial projects for advertising and scientific purposes.

Having been involved in this space for some time, we have the expertise to deal with all technical, logistical, legal and safety considerations in launching high-altitude balloons within Australia. We have experience in a wide array of rapid prototyping, development, launch, tracking, and recovery techniques.

Footage from a promotional launch for Nova 106.9, Brisbane:

Footage from our first launch: