The BACAR team consist of all active members of the Secunda Armateur Radio Club with a core team of: Christo Kriek (ZU6LJK) as project leader and logistics (chase team whit Willie); Gert Botha (ZS6GC) on procurement, master chase team leader with Elna (SZ6EB); Cor Rademeier (ZS6CR) flight shuttle specialist (Ground station and weather Specialist); Willie Taljaard (ZS6WBT) Schools program and WBT BalloonSat development (Ground station team whit Christo).
The team have been working together since 2012 we have lots of experiences in a variety of aspects of radio amateur work and electronics. We are launching every year a balloon since 2013. We learned out of our mistakes to become stronger in what we do with every launch. The teams strengths is in there Common Goal and values of Respect, Trust and Camaraderie. With a No – Blaming culture were everyone take responsibility and pride in their work.
Reaching new Heights
It is not always about heights but it is good to see the stats.
2018 26 Km
2017 31 Km
2016 30 Km
2015 28 Km
2014 29 Km
2013 12 Km
The number of teams and schools taking part in the flight.
Amount of payloads
The amount of payloads send to near space.
Learn while having Fun experiments
Get a science project into near space
Put the theory you learn in your career to practice
The team perform with no supervision only with the same goal in mind
Teams without formal leaders is more successful than other, our commitment is your pride while we use our passion for our hobby to learn and let others learn. We turn unsuccessful in successful and never give up.