For several months we have been eagerly awaiting this mission, planning the project together with the Amazon team from different continents in video conferences and then it was time to fly: The new film by Indian superstar Suriya Had “Soorarai Pottru” will go online on Amazon Prime Video on November 12, 2020.
As a special experience for his fans he collected online within a few hours more than 40,000 signatures for the official movie poster of his film Soorarai Pottru.Together with Suriya, the mission was carried out by our team in the early morning hours and recorded by our film crew.
With the sunrise, the poster launched from the take-off point of our airfield with the thousands of signatures into the stratosphere where the black of the universe and the blue glow of our planet can be seen. Just two days after its release on YouTube, the video already counts more than 600,000 views and nearly 2,000 comments, so the gift to its fans should have been well received.
Combining a motorcycle stunt with a stratospheric flight, that was our mission for the GeoRide company. For the stunt we hired a motorbike with a professional driver to play the leading role in the short video clip. In a chase over the airfield, the weather balloon including GeoRide packaging is launched into the stratosphere with the help of a machete.
According to the director’s specifications, the images were captured by our camera team at the airfield at Stratoflights’ headquarters and edited by the French film team. The video presents GeoRide’s new GPS tracker, which can be used to monitor motorcycles and simultaneously record motorcycle tours. The video clip will be published on GeoRide’s social media platforms and on the Instagram profile “walanerider”.
Taking thermal images from an altitude that exceeds the usual flight altitude of airplanes? This is a mission for Stratoflights. For the manufacturer Nitehog, we conducted a research flight into the stratosphere. On board the stratosphere probe: a new development IR camera. Our mission was to send the IR camera to an altitude of at least 30,000 meters. No problem at all for our helium-filled weather balloons. With the help of this research flight, the infrared camera was tested for its functionality under the most extreme conditions. As this is a new development and the laboratory tests had been completed, tests were now carried out under real conditions and it was tested whether the IR camera could withstand temperatures as low as -60°C. Nitehog has produced a short film of our research flight. We are proud to have been a part of the research project.
How does a computer cooler react under extreme conditions? We have solved this question for the manufacturer „BeQuiet“ of coolers for computers. In a joint action at the company’s headquarters in Schleswig-Holstein, we constructed a small probe and placed two of the coolers „Silent Wing 3“ in front of the cameras. Inside the stratospheric probe, the STRATO3 data logger monitored the internal and external influences.
Due to the proximity of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and the wind, the ascent had to be postponed several times, because the wind would have driven the probe out to the Baltic Sea according to our tool of flight route prediction. After the wind blew parallel to the coast, the mission could finally be started together with the staff.
With best weather conditions, the weather balloon ascended towards the stratosphere and landed as planned in the predicted landing region. The resulting video was shot directly by the client’s film department in documentary style to offer the client a different kind of product video. So the focus is less on the product than on the stratospheric flight and you get a great overall impression of the fan and the mission stratospheric flight.
Bringing the International Space Station (ISS) into its familiar environment was the mission objective of Stratoflights. However, this was not the actual ISS, but a new product from the world-famous toy manufacturer LEGO.
Implementing a joint project with LEGO has been a dream for our entire team since we were kids. In order to bring the LEGO model of the ISS towards space and thus close to its big “sister”, Stratoflights developed a camera probe and sent the model into the stratosphere to an altitude of almost 40,000 meters. In these spectacular shots in front of our blue planet you can see the black space and now the videos are being advertised in all media.
As a full-service provider for stratospheric flights, Stratoflights was not only responsible for the technical development and launch of the weather balloon, but also for the conception and cinematic realisation and are proud of the spectacular result.
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Lemoncha will soon open its third store in downtown Geneva. For a media campaign, the young company has rented all the monitors in the trainstations of Geneva to promote the opening of their third store far reaching. To get the maximum attention, together with Lemoncha, we got a shot of their refreshment tea against an extraordinary backdrop: The Stratosphere. Our film crew has accompanied the entire mission. From the shots of the cameramen, the drone and the recordings from the probe we have produced astonishing advertising trailers. These can now be enjoyed online, as well as on the screens, along with a delicious tea from Lemoncha.
The two-year anniversary of the Tonies was celebrated in late September in Düsseldorf. Something very special was put up for this young company: The Tonies will be sent to the stratosphere, directly from the headquarters in Düsseldorf in front of a group of invited guests. Since the Tonies have fans all around Germany and not just in Düsseldorf, they wanted to give everyone the chance to participate. Therefore, we have equipped our cameramen with live broadcasters and designed the complete process like a space mission of NASA. The event was accompanied with our cameras, a live moderation and our TV production which was responsible to stream the live feed on Facebook.
For the Macedonian brand Stobi Flips, we sent the world famous peanut flips to the edge of space for their 40th anniversary. We were accompanied on this mission by the producers of a Macedonian advertising agency throughout the mission. Together we have designed the camera probe to place the Stobi Flips perfectly in front of the camera. Our professional camera team captured the entire flight for the TV show in Macedonia. In winter -10 ° C we started the weather balloon at 10 am and followed the ascent of the weather balloon with our multicopter. In bright weather, the probe and Stobi Flips set off for space.
After just under three hours flight time and a short flight distance of only 60 kilometers, the Stobi Flips landed after the bursting of the weather balloon. With the help of our pre-flight route calculation, we were able to determine the landing site very precisely before the launch and drove directly into the landing area after the launch of the weather balloon. In the landing, our GPS tracker reported its current position. The capsule landed only 650 meters away from our location on the edge of a small forest area. The live view landing of our own probe would have been a first for us in several hundred flights, unfortunately, the view was separated by a group of trees. So we were on the spot within a few minutes and were able to recover the polystyrene probe. The recordings in the clear cold winter air were fantastic and have already been broadcasted on Macedonian TV. In the next few weeks, more video footage from our camera team will be published on the Stobi Flips Facebook page. It was an exciting mission once again for us, and we can proudly say that we are probably the first people on this planet to have eaten peanut flips from the stratosphere.