Please see our most recent telemetry low-cost research launch
One of our long term goals is to help interested teachers prepare to conduct their own balloon launches. We have begun testing some low-cost telemetry options in the hopes of finding the ultimate low cost, reliable and readily usable launch platform.
The following is a list of equipment we are considering for launching low cost balloons, along with notes weighing the pros and cons of each item. This is a page used by the near-space balloon team for planning purposes, and is posted here for teachers and students to get an idea of what the equipment selection process involves. We are considering the initial purchase cost of the equipment, any annual fees associated with it, and the perceived risk/reliability of the product.
Wooden Hoop for Parachute:
Telemetry: Here is where things get interesting. The following is a list of a known telemetry devices by others, as well as links to who uses them.