Everyone Can Hear You Scream

Riedel Communications provided the entire communications solution for the Red Bull Stratos, the 120,000 feet skydive by Felix Baumgartner from the edge of space. Baumgartner ascended to 24 miles in a stratospheric balloon and made a freefall jump towards earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. A specially developed communications solution from Riedel was used for reliable communication between Baumgartner and Mission Control. All ground-based facilities and positions were integrated into one single communications infrastructure via a Riedel Artist Digital Matrix system. Riedel also furnished the on-side digital radio network with more than 100 radio receivers and ten channels, which were integrated into the wired matrix intercom system. The connection to the launchpad of the capsule was realised with the MediorNet system.