For the semester of Spring 2018, a team of senior USI Engineering students will be attempting to circumnavigate the globe with a mylar balloon. The balloon will be carrying a solar powered APRS transmitter made by StratoTrack. The team will be launching three balloons during March and April of 2018. The balloons can be tracked by entering the callsign into APRS.fi or HABHub.
The motivation behind creating this webpage is to give back to the high altitude ballooning and amateur radio communities.
Launch Date Information
The first balloon launch is scheduled for March 15, 2018 at 4:00PM CST. The callsign of the APRS tracker being used for this launch is KC9ZUY-7. Subsequent launches will be announced at a later date.
Check back for updates as the project progresses throughout the semester.