Tweets from Space

http://www.projectedge.net/sentinel/

Tomorrow, two students from Imperial College, London, hope to launch a HAB flight from Cambridge with a Pi in the Sky radio tracker which will tweet.

The project payload will be transmitting on the following frequencies:

Payload ID IBMICLSentinel, RTTY, 434.250MHz, 850Hz shift, 300 baud, 8 N 2, SSDV and telemetry.

Payload ID Sky1LoRa, LoRa, 869.850MHz, “Mode 1” Implicit mode, Error coding 4:5, Bandwidth 20.8kHz, SF 6, Low data rate optimize off SSDV and telemetry.

Payload ID Sky2LoRa, LoRa, 434.750MHz, “Mode 1” Implicit mode, Error coding 4:5, Bandwidth 20.8kHz, SF 6, Low data rate optimize off SSDV and telemetry. Every 30 seconds Sky2LoRa listens for incoming transmissions for 10 seconds.

The payload will also display tweets. If you want your tweet to be displayed then you need to tweet your message to @IBMICLSentinel with #tospace followed by your message.

The HAB flight sits within a wider project in which IBM has collaborated with the Imperial College Electrical Engineering Department to incorporate its image recognition technology and cloud capabilities with low-cost, durable electronics,  in-order to build a groundbreaking cognitive probe which can identify potential hazards. The Sentinel will use its collected data to warn responsible authorities and first-responders in cases of emergency such as forest fires or flooding so that. The sentinel will also analyse social feeds on Twitter to draw a deeper insight into the nature of an unfolding event.

 

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Royal Aeronautical Society Balloon Challenge

http://www.bdballoonchallenge.org

boscombe down balloon challenge

The Boscombe Downs branch of the RAeS are running a STEM outreach event for schools. The aim is for schools to

  • Build a working telemetry unit and launch it on a high altitude balloon flight.

 

There are also prizes for the schools that:

 

  • Achieve the highest altitude in flight.

 

  • Achieve the longest time in the air.

 

  • Achieve the furthest distance travelled from your launch site.

The prizes are £1000 each and have been kindly donated by QinetiQ and Southampton University. Also they will provide the helium for the first 18 schools to register. (Other sponsorship may also follow.)
To keep both cost and risk down to a minimum, the competition is limited to pico class balloon flights and helium gas. More information on the rules of the competition can be found at http://www.bdballoonchallenge.org/rules.html

http://www.bdballoonchallenge.org The Boscombe Downs branch of the RAeS are running a STEM outreach event for schools. The aim is for schools to

  • Build a working telemetry unit and launch it on a high altitude balloon flight.

 

There are also prizes for the schools that:

 

  • Achieve the highest altitude in flight.

 

  • Achieve the longest time in the air.

 

  • Achieve the furthest distance travelled from your launch site.

The prizes are £1000 each and have been kindly donated by QinetiQ and Southampton University. Also they will provide the helium for the first 18 schools to register. (Other sponsorship may also follow.)
To keep both cost and risk down to a minimum, the competition is limited to pico class balloon flights and helium gas. More information on the rules of the competition can be found at http://www.bdballoonchallenge.org/rules.html