Global Space Balloon Challenge winners announced

Back in April, the second GSBC competition was run, in conjunction with Google. The winners have finally been announced and show off some great high altitude balloon projects. Here are the results.

Category: Highest Altitude

1st Place with 42895m: Random Aerospace of the UK
Prize: Team Names and individual names will be laser-etched on a Planet Labs satellite before its launch to space

Category: Best Photograph

1st Place: NearSpaceBallooning of the US
Prize: Pi In the Sky Tracker from HAB Supplies

2nd Place: Project Ikarus of Switzerland
Prize: 2 300g balloons from SSTL and a 1m parachute from High Altitude Science

3rd place: LKN Sky 2&3 of Poland
Prize: 1 300g balloon from SSTL and a 1m parachute from High Altitude Science

Category: Best Science Experiment

1st Place: JADE of Poland
Prize: Byonic GPS module, 2 800g balloons and 1 500g balloon from SSTL, and 2 72” parachutes from Sperachutes

2nd Place: IRBE-1 of Latvia
Prize: 1 350g balloon and a 1m parachute from High Altitude Science

Category: Best Design

1st place: Borealis of the US
Prize: 1 Eagle Flight Computer and a 1m parachute from High Altitude Science, 2 600g and 1 300g balloons from SSTL, 1 Arduino, 1 52” parachute from Sperachutes

2nd place: Stratocaching of the Czech Republic
Prize: 2 350g balloons and a 1m parachute from High Altitude Science

Category: Best Space Technology Demonstration sponsored by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

1st place: MONSTER of Russia
Prize: $500 and 4 platinum tickets to either New Space 2016 or Satellite 2016

Category: Longest Ground Track

1st place: RandomRace of Russia
Prize: Team Names and individual names will be laser-etched on a Planet Labs satellite before its launch to space

Category: Best Video

1st place: Lovett Makers Club of the US
Prize: 1 Eagle Flight Computer from High Altitude Science, 3 Arduinos, and 1 500g and 2 300g balloons from SSTL

Category: Most Charitable Team

1st place: MIT Space Balloon Team of the US
Prize: Phoenix Tracker from Titan Aerosolutions, 2 Arduinos

Category: Most Helpful Team

1st place: Team SHARP of Canada
Prize: 5 education electronics boards from Ti, 1 inflator, 3 350g balloons, and 3 1m parachutes from High Altitude Science

Category: Most Educational Initiative

1st Place: Museum of the Coastal Bend of the US
Prizes: HAB kit (includes inflator, eagle flight computer, 1200g balloon, spot GPS, payload frame, parachute, and HAB manual) and 1 350g balloon from High altitude science, 5 education electronics boards from TI

2nd Place: Team ACES of the US
Prize: 5 education electronics boards from TI, 2 350g balloons and a 1m parachute from High Altitude Science

3rd place: Blessed Sacrament School of the US
Prize: 5 education electronics boards from TI, 1 350g balloons and a 1m parachute from High Altitude Science

Find full details, including the reports submitted from all the teams on the website here: http://balloonchallenge.org/winners . 127 teams flew from 27 countries including including Japan, South Africa, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Egypt, Peru, Israel, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Russia, Malaysia, Oman, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Nigeria, Colombia, Norway, Slovenia, Ecuador, and the United States.

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