In August 2017 we travelled to Wyoming to film a solar eclipse. We launched a high altitude weather balloon filled with helium to an altitude exceeding 50km, timing the apex of the flight to coincide with totality.
Using a series of cameras aligned with nanometre precision, we filmed 360 degrees of footage for three hours from launch. On landing, we stitched the footage together and digitally stabilised the footage frame by frame to artificially lock the viewer perspective on the horizon, cropping down to a traditional 16:9 ratio. Finally, we speed-ramped the footage to create the world's first hyperlapse of an eclipse from the edge of space.
For more information about our launch, check out our article about the project: https://www.sentintospace.com/post/solar-eclipse-from-space-for-bbc
To see the launch and some more amazing moments from the flight in full 360, see the BBC's video: https://youtu.be/53PvDEkgbno
Check out our very first 360 hyperlapse here: https://youtu.be/PsSvqvK_3Zo
Sent Into Space are the Near Space experts.
We use lighter-than-air gas balloons to travel to the upper stratosphere into Near Space, where you can see the curvature of the Earth (Flat Earth believers need not reply!), the black vacuum of space and the thin blue line of the Earth's atmosphere on the horizon.
This is more than just a GoPro on a weather balloon. We build a bespoke launch vehicle for each flight utilising the latest in camera technology and long-range radio and satellite communications. We film HD video of the Earth from space for stunning images of the curvature of the Earth.
With over 500 successful flights over the last 8 years, we're the only company to go to when you want to launch something into space. To find out more, visit http://sentintospace.com