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Nuts & Volts Magazine (July 2005)


By L. Paul Verhage    View In Digital Edition  

The BalloonSat program is an effort by the Space Grants of several states to capture the interest and imagination of college — and in some cases — high school students through a space flight experience. BalloonSats are miniature near spacecraft. They are limited in weight and carry only a simple data logger, sensors, and small camera. Students can quickly construct and test BalloonSats. BalloonSats carry no tracking equipment, therefore, they’re carried as cargo on an amateur near spacecraft.


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Near Space 2005-07 (printable logo for the Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning Community)