|What is BalloonSat ?
| BalloonSats are high altitude research platforms for student created
payloads. Using weather balloons, students launch their payloads to the
edge of space. Tracking and recovery are made possible using ham
radios and real-time GPS transmissions. In Arkansas, the BalloonSat
program is managed and operated by the Arkansas Academy for Space
Science Education and funded by the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.
Currently, teams of educators at the secondary and college level are
perfecting the methods and procedures to successfully launch and
recover these high altitude balloons.
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