Products and Solutions

Introduction

From the start of your high altitude weather balloon program, the StratoStar team will be there with you. When you're narrowing down your choices and deciding on a package, when you're planning your mission, when you launch it, chase it, and retrieve it, just consider StratoStar part of your team.

Curious about which package you need? Contact us. We'll help you determine your needs, and find the near space balloon package that's going to work best for you.

StratoSAT Elite

Science is about breaking boundaries, so why limit your students in their exploration of the upper atmosphere? Our Elite package is designed to give you as many options as possible, by giving your students all the tools to develop long-term STEM projects in the edge of space. The elite package contains two complete flight systems, which lets you fly two space balloons at once, and together allows you to lift up to 24 pounds. The Elite package is just what you need to unlock student curiosity.

The package contains:

        2 - High-altitude Weather Balloons
        2 - Command Module (900 MHz)
        2 - Mobile Antenna
        1 - Ground Station Antenna
        6 - Interface Modules
        6 - Launch Supply Package
        2 - Parachutes
        2 - Battery Chargers
        2 - TU-401 Back-up Beacon (HAM)
        3 - StratoStar Software License
        6 - Sensor Suite (Temperature, Pressure, Humidity)

In addition to the package, you receive:

        One day of onsite training/launch with StratoStar staff (travel cost not included)
        Sensor Suites for student projects
        Supplies for six high altitude launches
        Free software upgrades when released

StratoSAT Standard

Is this your first rodeo? Not a problem. Everyone has to start somewhere. We designed the StratoSAT Standard package as an introduction to high altitude ballooning. If you come to love it (and we think you will), there's room to add more flight units and capabilities. Help create the next generation of scientists with the Standard package.

        1 - Command Module (900 MHz)
        1 - Mobile Antenna
        1 - Ground Station Antenna
        3 - Interface Module
        2 - Launch Supply Package
        1 - Parachute
        1 - Battery Charger
        1 - TU-401 Back-up Beacon (HAM)
        2 - StratoStar Software License

In addition to the package, you receive:

        Online training for launch and recovery
        Supplies for three launches
        One Full Flight Unit included


StratoSAT Basic

Just need the basics? Not a problem. A StratoSAT Basic package includes the minimum equipment you'll need to conduct an edge of space platform launch and recovery.

        1 - Command Module (900 MHz)
        2 - Mobile Antenna
        1 - Interface Modules
        1 - Parachute
        1 - Battery Charger
        1 - TU-401 Back-up Beacon (HAM)
        2 - StratoStar Software License

In addition to the package, you receive:

        Online training for launch and recovery

Components:

Command Module
The Command Module is the main flight computer, from which you'll download all of your data after your mission.

Interface Module
The Interface Module allows students to plug in the many sensors to their projects.

TU-401 APRS Module
The TU-401 APRS module sends GPS tracking information to the tracking computer or cell phone via the HAM radio band, allowing you to chase the balloon from the ground.

Ground Station
The Ground Station Antenna receives information from the platform at a set, base location.

Mobile Antenna
The Mobile Antenna receives information from the platform as you chase it from the ground.

Sensors
The sensor suite, which is perfect for use in student project, includes:
        2x Temperature Sensor
        1x Pressure Sensor
        1x Humidity Sensor
        1x Power Harness
        1x Data Harness
        1x Sensor Battery


What Professors Are Saying

One of the great things about high-altitude ballooning is you have the freedom to choose the kind of experiments you want to send up through the air to the edge of space and it's only limited by your creativity. 

Dr. Glen Kissel
University of Southern Indiana

 

Are you looking for a great new way to engage your students with project-based learning opportunities?

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