about us

The Team

The BACAR team consist of all members of the Secunda Armature Radio Club withe a core team of: Christo Kriek (ZU6LJK) as project leader and logistics (chase team whit Willie); Gert Botha (ZS6GC) on procurement (Master chase with Elna SZ6EB); Cor Rademeier ZS6CR flight shuttle specialist (Ground station and weather Specialist); Willie Taljaard (ZS6WBT) Schools program and WBT BalloonSat development (chase team whit Christo).

The team have been working together sins 2012 together we have lots of experiences in a verity of aspects of radio armature work and electronics. We are launching every year a balloon sins 2013. We learned out of our mistakes to become stronger in what we do withe every launch. The teams strengths is in there Common Goal and values of Respect, Trust and Comradeship. With a No – Blaming culture were everyone take responsibility and pride in there work.


Retching new Heights

It is not always about heights hut it is good to see the stats.

Year                     Altitude

2018                    ?? Km

2017                    31 Km

2016                    30 Km

2015                    28 Km

2014                    29 Km

2013                    12 Km

Teams participating

The number of teams and schools taking part in the flight.

Year                     Teams

2018                    9

2017                    6

2016                    5

2015                    6

2014                    5

2013                    1

Amount of payloads

The amount of payloads send to near space.

Year                Payload’s

2018                    ??

2017                    9

2016                    9

2015                    7

2014                    5

2013                    1

Our vision


Learn while having a Fun experiments


Get a science project into near space


Put the theory you learn in your career to practice

Team work

The team perform with no supervision only with the same goal in mind

Our Mission

Teams without formal leaders is more successful then anther, 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.

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