Alice Lecinski

HiWind has launched and landed!!

HiWIND team, Kiruna, Sweden

Finally, after repeated postponements due to unfavorable weather conditions, HiWind launched from Esrange Space Center, Kiruna, Sweden, on Sunday, June 24. The HiWIND team arrived in early May 2018.

Alice Lecinski

Alice Lecinski is a Associate Scientist IV at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Center for Atmospheric Research. She describes herself as mostly a software engineer.

It's a Bird, it's a Plane, no, it's HiWIND


In February, 2018, a specialized engineering team, led by principal investigator Dr. Qian Wu, traveled from Boulder, Colorado to a NASA facility in Palestine, Texas.

The Design and Performance of the Gondola Pointing System for the Sunrise II Balloon-Borne Stratospheric Solar Observatory

Schematic of the Sunrise Gondola
Friday, November 4, 2016

At one meter, the Sunrise Balloon-Borne Stratospheric Solar Observatory is the largest solar telescope to leave the earth. Its aim during its June 12 to June 17, 2013 flight was to study the magneto-convective processes of the sun at a resolution of better than 100 km.

Sunrise II Pre-launch Update

Sunrise II Gondola Photograph

On June 8, 2009 the Sunrise balloon-borne telescope was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden aboard the HAO-developed gondola.

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