Hello to all HAB enthusiasts and experts!
I've been learning HAB for the last year in work breaks and in my free time, and just a few months ago was happy to find out that it is actually called HAB, and there's an active worldwide community of HAB fans and veterans.
The reason I first got into high altitude balloons is my dream to propose marriage to my girlfriend on the verge of space, which is a source of interest and awe to us both.
The reason I turn to you, is that I hit somewhat of a snag.
You see, I live in a very small country, Israel, and the chance of the payload to land outside of my country is very high. Not only that, but in light of the tensions in my region, there's a lot of restrictions due to homeland security reasons.
I've tried to get the necessary clearances to launch, but the restrictions make it very hard for a clueless to start (gps tracing, remote payload trajectory control, frequency restrictions etc.)
So my request is as follows:
I would like to join an existing team of Experienced HABers to launch my marriage proposal with an existing team mission or launch.
If by any way my payload would interfere with the launch goals, I'm willing to launch a standalone project with people who can help make this a reality by launching in another country.
I'll help however I can, to an existing project or to a new one, and willing to pay whatever bills necessary.
Also, if needed, I can travel abroad, preferably Europe (travel cost, availability and duration).
My vision is a normal video of the payload rising, and at high altitude a ring and a short written message will enter the camera view. If the ring could be salvaged, that would be great too!