Year: 2015

NOTAM filing and Transport Canada contacts

You can download the Transport Canada Operational Procedures and Guidelines document here: HABEX2015_TCNAVCAN_OPG You can download a template for the Notices to Airmen filing here: You will make your filing with your Regional Airspace Specialist, listed below:   For teams in Regina,


Our special thanks to Praxair for supplying the helium for our launches, and for coordinating with our local teams.

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 for further details on filing your flight plan with Transport Canada. The


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


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.


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