Weather Balloon Launcher
A modular remote weather
balloon launching windshield frame in stainless steel for easy
erection at remote sites. The frame is able to withstand marine
environments, cyclonic and storm conditions as well as the
explosion of the hydrogen filled balloons. A foot operated door and
lock designed for hands free use by observatory staff is fitted.
Tooling jigs and fixtures were designed to ensure the
interchangeability of the components.
in service at many Australian weather stations. One unit has
been sold to the New Zealand Weather Service.