(5-17-23) 1628 hrs. – Van Wert County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an area of Dixon Cavett Road in Tully Township on a report of an orange parachute with a camera attached that hand landed in a field.

When Deputies arrived, the equipment had already been retrieved by the owner. The equipment belonged to Near Space Labs, who works on earth imaging.

They will be working in the area for the next week. Information can be found at nearspacelabs.com

According to their web site –

Near Space Labs believes high quality, updated imagery should be accessible to everyone who needs it. By approaching earth imaging from a new vantage point and applying cutting edge methodologies, we drive faster aerospace innovation without tradeoffs.