BLEAT’s second launch scheduled for 24th July

BLEAT’s second mission, provisionally dubbed Notos after the Greek god of the Westerly winds, will be launched from Ely in Cambridgeshire on Wednesday the 24th of July.

The payload will consist of a GoPro camera, radiosonde, android phone and GSM/GPS tracking device, and we hope to attain a similar altitude to the last launch – around 30 kilometres. Also on board will be our first astronauts: algae! Biologists in ENV are interested in how the extreme UV environment of the mid-stratosphere (above the ozone layer) will affect the viability of the sample.

Keep an eye on the website and Twitter feed (@UEABLEAT) for more updates!

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About Andrew Rushby

NPP at NASA Ames

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