The Core Flight System (cFS) is a software package that I have written to one day be used in a weather balloon which I plan to launch to around 100,000 ft, 3 times the height of a comercial airliner. The primary objective is to take photo’s of the curvature of Earth.
The cFS stays in permanent contact with ground control via http requests using Spacex StarLink satellites for connection and via a series of beeps over radio wave should connection drop. When the balloon reaches its maximum altitude it will pop and parachute back to Earth. The ground control software will automatically download photos and data logs from the cFS so that if the payload isnt recovered, footage and data will not have been lost.
Follow and contribute to the project here at: https://github.com/darrenlongdev/weatherballoon