STRATOSPHERE BALLOON - EESS' FIRST OUT OF WORLD EXPERIENCE!
LAUNCHING SUNDAY THE 8TH OF FEBRUARY 2015!
Location: Cricket Ground on Owen Street, Dalby, Queensland (Just off the Warrego Highway)
Date & Time: 9am, Sunday the 8th of February 2015.
The flight is expected to rise to approximately 30km where the curvature of the earth can be seen. An abundance of modules and sensors, including GPS, radio-tracking devices, a geiger counter, accelerometer and sensors to measure humidity, temperature and air pressure are on-board. In addition, two high definition video cameras will record the whole journey.
The flight is expected to take between 2 to 5 hours, and could travel as far as 400km from the launch site, however it is anticipated that the balloon shouldn't travel more than 50km from where it is launched. At the peak altitude before the balloon pops, it is expected to expand to approximately 7 metres in diameter.
At the heart of the balloon, this project utilises the Bolt Microcontroller, designed and built by students as part of EESS' projects program which aims to get students involved in real world projects, as well as providing an opportunity to apply theory learned in the class room. For more details on the Bolt Microcontroller, visit the link below.
Note: The footage from the flight is expected to be published within a week of the launch date.