BalloonSat is a high altitude weather balloon experiment platform.
Using a sounding balloon, the payload up to 12 lbs floats to about 100,000 ft, giving the experiments a wide range of atmospheric
This student project involves the design, fabrication, and
operation of the entire balloon payload including telemetry
transmitters and a variety of experiments.
CubeSat is a 10x10x10cm cubic “real” satellite that is launched onto
Earth’s orbit as a piggyback satellite.
UAHuntsville’s CubeSat Program
is at an early stage.
The club is making a plan of building CubeSat bus
system which is able to host different types of scientific payload.
|UAHuntsville Satellite Tracking Station
CanSat Project is a simulation of a real satellite mission.
A typical satellite and a cansat have similar components such as power supply, sensors, attitude determination and control, structure, communication and scientific/engineering payload.
Missions of UAHuntsville’s CanSat in AIAA CanSat Competition 2008 are to survive severe vibration of launch, to transmit flight data to a ground station, and to be right up itself after launch.
Even though parachutes were not fully deployed, the CanSat perfected all missions and the team finished the competition with the 2nd place.
This year, our team will pursue more challenging missions such as autonomous flight control.
Past Launches, Events & Workshops
The High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) is designed to carryup to twelve student payloads to an altitude of about 36 kilometers with flight durations of 15 to 20 hours using a small volume, zero pressure balloon.
The purpose of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) HASP infrared project is to gain a better understanding of the thermal effects that a high-altitude balloon experiences during flight. These thermal effects directly effect the flight duration, altitude changes and ballast requirements. Successful acquisition of the thermal data could help improve future balloon endeavors and possibly span other applications.