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Balloons and Parachutes

Our balloons and parachute have been ordered!  Read on to find out what we bought...

Last Updated (Thursday, 27 October 2011 23:58)

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Enclosure

All the subsystems below that last piece of string need to be packed somewhere...but where?

Last Updated (Monday, 15 August 2011 13:19)

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Power

One of the biggest design constraints on a near-space remote sensing mission is power: how many voltages to supply, each subsystem's consumption (and how to minimise it), and how to deliver it.

Last Updated (Thursday, 11 August 2011 23:54)

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Imaging

What's the point in sending a mission to near-space, and not coming back with some nice holiday pictures?  That's where the imaging subsystem comes in.  We want as many eyes up there as we can cram into the box.

 

Last Updated (Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:31)

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Tracking and telemetry

When you send a balloon to the edge of space, tied to a bunch of equipment you'd quite like to see again - not to mention the data stored there - it's probably a good idea to know where it's gone.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:39)

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