Exploring Near Space through project based learning

This is a Fun High Altitude Balloon project where you get the opportunity to send a experiment 15 to 30+ Km into the near space. This project will teach students how to do a proper science project while you build a small miniaturized satellite and plan for launch day. Students will learn Basic Electronics; Digital electronics; Micro Controller Programming; Radio Communications; Study science and a lot more. The student will get hands-on practical experience and most of all the learning’s will contribute to the student’s school curriculum. It cost a lot to put a satellite into space, while this project will cost a fraction of that, and you will get similar experience and satisfaction out of it. Some people call this “the poor man’s space program,” We will provide you with a program to follow but you are welcome to add to it or run your own program as long as you stay within the rules of the project. The material that we provide to help you to run your project is developed so that you will be able to participate in a high altitude balloon launch, no matter where you are in South Africa. Distant students will need a mentor with some science or electronics background. Help is only click away through internet communication methods like Skype or what’s-app to assist with your exciting project.

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BACAR & Schools

The Secunda Radio Amateur Club invites schools from South Africa to participate in a high altitude balloon launches. We will fly your school’s experimental payload with a weather balloon that can take your payload to altitudes 2 to 3 times higher than what a commercial airplane can fly.

This is a Fun High Altitude Balloon project where you get the opportunity to send a school experiment 15 to 30+ Km into the near space. This project will teach students how to do a proper science project while you build a small miniaturized satellite and plan for launch day. Students will learn Basic Electronics; Digital electronics; Micro Controller Programming; Radio Communications; Study science and a lot more. The student will get hands-on practical experience and most of all the learning’s will contribute to the student’s school curriculum.

 

BACAR & YOTA

This is a Fun High Altitude Balloon project where you get the opportunity to send an experiment 15 to 30+ Km into the near space. This project will teach students how to do a proper science project while you build a small miniaturized satellite and plan for launch day. Students will learn Digital electronics; Micro Controller Programming; Radio Communications; Study science and a lot more. The student will get hands-on practical experience to receive data direct from the balloon in flight to analyze. You while working in malty cultural groups for different country’s to achieve the same goals.

Engineering Groups

We also support engineering groups to test their equipment during balloon flights. There is no better place to test you Cube-Sat before you put it into space. Visit sum of their sites below.

AMSAT SA

Shopping

To keep projects going sum of ore products is for sale to help you with your development. Soon the list of useful items will be available and if you do net see the item hear pleas asked us for help.

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YOUNG SCIENTISTS

In flight preparation

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 Rope length

The distance between the Balloon and the para-shoot need to be longer than this one use 8 meters or longer . This is only one of the meany more lessons we learned.

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About our latest Development activities

The team is continuously busy to improving on equipment and develop new training programs  for the BACAR project

WBT Payload

The WBT payload for students is now available on printed circuit boards.