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

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