UKHAS laid down the gauntlet to HABists by posting the following challenge on their message board.
“Inspired by the recent advances in high altitude ballooning I’ld like to introduce the Arctic Challenge. This is a challenge open to launch a balloon/payload from the UK that crosses the Arctic Circle before the next UKHAS Conference.
The challenge will require both development of a payload, launching a floating balloon but also the ability to receive the data confirming it has crossed the Arctic Circle.
There is a prize for the first person to complete this challenge, obviously eternal glory but also a trophy and a cash prize.
For more information see the wiki page (http://ukhas.org.uk/ukhas:arctic_challenge) or get in contact. The rules may still develop over the next weeks and I’m open to suggestions of how to develop the challenge further.
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