This class has been tasked with designing, constructing and launching a remote sensing platform into near space and finding applications for the imagery acquired. The project is continually evolving and this blog will be a forum to publish our progress.


Potential Launch Sites

image by adam shanko
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April weather in Kansas is, to say the least, unpredictable.  On launch day we may be facing wind from pretty much any point on the compass, so no matter what Mother Nature throws at us, we need to have a location that will send out balloon over Lawrence.  Fortunately, Lawrence is surrounded by state parks that would be great launch locations – public land means no complicated permissions from private landowners.  We’ll be picking our final launch site at the last minute (perhaps even on the day of the launch!).

-adam shanko

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