CNSP and Stanford Space Initiative

CNSP and Stanford Space Initiative

CNSP and Stanford Space Initiative, May 16, 2015   The California Near Space Project and Stanford Space Initiative collaborated in the launch of Stanford’s three high altitude balloon flights on May 16, 2015. CNSP provided launch support, using our Alicat Mass Flow Meter to precision fill the balloons for launch. Stanford’s latex balloon altitude-control technology is very impressive, and we look forward to following the evolution...

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CNSP STEM Outreach & Menlo College

CNSP STEM Outreach & Menlo College

CNSP STEM Outreach & Menlo College April 21, 2014   The California Near Space Project STEM outreach program flew a high altitude amateur balloon for students from Menlo College, Atherton, CA.  Andrew Vargas was the Project leader and coordinator of the first high altitude balloon launch for Menlo College. The launch was called M.O.S.S. “Menlo Oaks Space Shuttle”. M.O.S.S. was launched from San Jose near Hwy 85 and Almaden...

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CNSP Supporting Open Source Payload

CNSP Supporting Open Source Payload

The California Near Space project, with the help of several engineers including John Malsbury, Johnathan Corgan, and Ian Kluft, is developing an open source payload design. The objective of this design is to enable new balloon developers with an end-to-end framework with the following capabilities: Global Position and Status Reporting with Iridium Communications Two-Way Communications, with legacy support for APRS transmitters Support for...

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CNSP-Teachers in Space

CNSP-Teachers in Space

High Altitude Balloon Launch on July 27, 2012 Teachers in Space Program Maximum Altitude 110,434   NASA Ames in CA had high school science teachers fly in from all over the US, building balloon payloads to fly on Friday 7/27 for the teachers in space program. CNSP set up for a launch at 6 a.m. (PST), and supplied two tanks of H2 for the 3000g Totex carrying two 6 pound payloads. The flights APRS call is W4CHS-11. Some of the payload...

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