Meteotek has combined two of my favorite things - balloons and electronics. Checkout the images for this balloon sat project.
Every time I see projects like this, it makes me want to buy a large tank of helium. Meoteotek
was a project put together by a group of students to launch a data logger into the lower atmosphere. I am unable to translate Spanish
Catalan, but pictures have a way of speaking for themselves.
Awesome! It's like wardriving
but looks colder and earlier in the morning.
This team emailed us to let us know that the Copernicus GPS module
and the SCP1000 pressure sensor
performed admirably at 30,677m (100,000ft)! I love that they used a brick of AA batteries. I would have used a LiPo (lighter, better capacity). Do alkaline batts hold up better under cold temperatures than LiPos? There's a good video of the preparations and launch
So cool. Can we even do this in paranoid America? Can I just find an open spot in Kansas and launch a payload to 100,000ft? There must be clearance or something I have to get from the FAA? I think we should have an autonomous payload rendezvous competition
It looks like it was a successful launch and
recovery. Congrats guys! Awesome project!