Snapchat from Space
Working with our good friends at Space 150 we set out to create the first SnapChat in space for their client Jack Link’s “Squatch Sticks.”
Using a couple of Galaxy S6 phones Samsung donated, we were able to automate the phones so, while afloat, would continuously snap for the Squatch Stick’s snap story. Additionally, we dropped a couple GoPro’s inside, mounted the beef stick outside, filled our 4,000g weather balloon with over 300 cubic ft of helium, turned on our trackers and let it fly.
While Space150 drove the campaign and PR efforts, we were responsible for the payload design, construction, launch, tracking and planning. Fortunately, having done this a number of times before, we were able to get some valuable intel out of the Balloon Trajectory tools over at University of Wyoming and cross reference with the Landing Predictor by the fine folks at HabHub. We ran all sorts of scenarios, looked at local weather predictions and sent up a test launch to ensure our event would go off without a hitch.
Ultimately, we had an amazing launch that sailed up over 120,000 ft, captured some amazing Snaps and was even featured on Mashable.