Month: April 2015

Helium supplier contacts

Praxair is our helium supplier, and we have made arrangements for each team to pick up helium from the following local contacts.   You will pick up two N88 helium cylinders and transport them to the launch location yourself in

HABEX kit code

The code for your HABEX kit is available as a single arduino file. you can download it here and modify it as you wish s2ssensorlog_mega In addition, you will need the following libraries installed: Standard libraries: SD.h (Use the library

Update spot tracker

We did our best to set up the SPOT traces as they should be before we shipped them but based on testing and a balloon launch we did April 9, we feel there is a setting that needs to be

Battery charger for liPoly battery for hackHD

NOTE: if your kit includes a Smart Citizen kit, you can charge your liPoly battery by plugging it into the Smart Citizen kit, and attaching the Smart Citizen kit to a computer via an appropriate USB cable (not included) Otherwise, use the following

48-hour checklist and Transport Canada Filing

Two days before your launch, you should complete the 48-hour checklist 48hr checklist Within this checklist, you will find you will need to file with Transport Canada. Please consult http://s2ss2s.ca/notam for further details on filing your flight plan with Transport Canada. The

NSERC

The NSERC PromoScience program supports projects which promote science and science education across Canada.  We thank them for their generous support.

GlobalStar

We thank Global Star for generously providing live balloon tracking for each launch across Canada. The SPOT Trace devices are the most reliable way to retrieve the balloon payloads no matter where they fall.

URAA

We thank the University of Regina Alumni Association for their generous support of this project

About the Project

Since 2013, a team of students at the University of Regina have been launching helium-filled stratospheric balloons, gathering data and taking photographs from the edge of space using easy-to-program do-it-yourself electronics. To date, launching a space balloon (and retrieving the

Logo for payload note

If you would like to print off a note to attach to your payload, you may use the following logo if you wish. Right-click and download.  

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