Near space missions are completed via high-altitude balloons. These balloons can carry a payload up to 12 lbs (without requiring licensing) to altitudes up to 120,000 feet. They are usually filled with helium or hydrogen. High-altitude balloons have provided a valuable research platform for a very long time. With current GPS technology recovery is much faster and more reliable, meaning more expensive equipment can be sent up with a reduced risk of loosing it.
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KySat-2 Blogs from kentuckyspace.com
- “K2 Tuesday” – Flight model functional testing
- Video: KySat-2 “Day in the Life” testing
- KySat-2 features 3D printed parts
- Pic: KySat2 engineering model nearing completion
- Wiring up the engineering model: KySat-2 on the bench
- “K2 Tuesday” – Mounted solar panel and panel deployment pics
- “K2 Tuesdays” – Parts and pieces and a license to transmit