Balloon Cutdown

This cutdown can satisfy the alternate termination requirement for high altitude balloon experiments. The cutdown mechanism arms after it detects ascent of the balloon and will disarm if the flight naturally terminates to prevent on the ground cutdown. Flights can be terminated based on pressure or time. Paired with our balloon satellite tracker system and XBee Radios, a remote cutdown command can also be initiated. A hot nichrome wire (not included) is used in an easily replaceable terminal block to melt train lines and separate the payload from the balloon.

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This cutdown can satisfy the alternate termination requirement for high altitude balloon experiments. The cutdown mechanism arms after it detects ascent of the balloon and will disarm if the flight naturally terminates to prevent on the ground cutdown. Flights can be terminated based on pressure or time. Paired with our balloon satellite tracker system and XBee Radios, a remote cutdown command can also be initiated. A hot nichrome wire (not included) is used in an easily replaceable terminal block to melt train lines and separate the payload from the balloon.

  • Cutdown PCB
  • Terminal Block
  • Terminates flights based on time, altitude, or remote command
  • Arms and disarms based on user-configurable pressure threshold
  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Product contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
  • WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.