TAKE-OFF FROM THE LEGENDARY POLE MOKOTOWSKIE PARK

The flight is scheduled for October 2016, in the early evening of UT, on a day with appropriate meteorological conditions, including the southern wind (160 – 200o direction).

The take-off time will be announced a day before and all of the logged participants will be able to check  detailed weather forecasts and take-off announcements.

The balloons will take off in the academic section for modern technologies in the Pole Mokotowskie area in Warsaw. This place is symbolically connected not only with great Polish achievements in aviation, but also in the field of space exploration, as it was here, at the nearby Warsaw University of Technologies, where the first Polish satellite was constructed.

The Modern Technologies Centre is also the place where the idea of Varsavianistic Studies was born.

BALLOON POSTAL SERVICE

The balloons will also become the carriers of airborne postal service, and the letters transported in this way will be sent to the most active viewers, who have helped with the project development.

MEASUREMENTS OF THE QUALITY OF ATMOSPHERE OVER WARSAW

During the flight, we intend not only to capture the artistic landscape of Warsaw, but also to explore the city atmosphere more scientifically.

We plan to make hundreds of measurements of air quality (condensation and contents of aerosols, including the presence of microorganisms and pollens, spectral division of light, spectral disintegration of light, propagation of acoustic waves) and make hyper-spectral and thermal images of selected objects. The presentation and analysis of the results will take place during the follow-up autumn seminars.

UNUSUAL PASSENGERS: PACKMOON, THE EXPLORER OF ONE OF THE MOONS OF MARS

The balloons will carry two special devices designed by Polish Academy of Sciences for space missions. The research crew is going to use the PACKMOON equipment, originally devised for the Phobos Sample Return mission to Mars's moon, which can take samples in zero gravity conditions.

The PACKMOON's activities when taking the ground samples right after the landing is also going to be transmitted online. This will be the interlude to an authentic space mission scheduled for the near future.

UNUSUAL PASSENGERS: FIRST POLISH SATELLITE & UNIQUE RADIO SIGNAL OF THE BALLOON SCI-ART GALLERY MISSION

Another important device that is going to take part in the flight is the first Polish satellite PW-SAT, which will emit a special space-crossing signal of the project, available to our radio followers from all over the world.

The signal code is symbolically connected with the verbalized name of the mission, BALLOON-SCI-ART-GALLERY, as it goes dash-dot-dot-dash. The radio followers who confirm the reception of the signal will also get special dedications from the crew.

MINI-CONCERT OF SINFONIA VARSOVIA ATOP A SKYSCRAPER

During the flight, a group of musicians of the excellent Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra will play a classical piece on top of the highest skyscraper. The concert is going to be recorded and transmitted around the globe, and hence the music will rise to the sky together with the balloons.

TRANSMISSION IN POLISH RADIO STATION, RADIO DLA CIEBIE

One of the best Polish radio station operating in Warsaw, Radio dla Ciebie, is eager to broadcast a special feature devoted to the project. As the exact date of the flight will remain unknown until the last moment, the station is prepared to change their programme schedule to air the mission special live and discuss it with their listeners.