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== Project Goal ==
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== Project Goals ==
 
* Send a balloon with some sort of electronic equipment into the sky and try to retrieve it*.
 
* Send a balloon with some sort of electronic equipment into the sky and try to retrieve it*.
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* Reach [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_space near space].
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* Take some really cool pictures.
  
 
''* (Mostly) intact''
 
''* (Mostly) intact''

Revision as of 21:51, 28 February 2014

Project Goals

  • Send a balloon with some sort of electronic equipment into the sky and try to retrieve it*.
  • Reach near space.
  • Take some really cool pictures.

* (Mostly) intact

Resources Required

What we have

  • GPS receiver

What we need

  • Balloon
  • Helium / Hydrogen
  • Altitude
  • GPS logger
  • Telemetry TX/RX
  • Bright orange spray paint
  • Camera (c'mon, who doesn't like the pics from these things?!)
  • Parachute (or not...?)

Persons of Interest

  • Matthew - I'll try to facilitate things as best I can to move us towards our goal.
  • Zach - I like space (and near-space) and I have done this once before. Also, ham license.
  • Do you want to be a PoI on this project? Go ahead and add yourself and what your role will be!

Estimated Date

  • The future (summer-ish)