HAB is an exciting project for students to carry out science experiments without having to put on a spacesuit!
Our balloon will carry student experiments to an altitude of 30km, more than twice the height of commercial airliners, where they will be above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere. Along the way they will experience conditions including temperatures of -50°C, pressures 1/100th that of sea level and an increased radiation dose.
Near Space Balloons are one of the cheapest ways to observe the earth from the sky. A high altitude Balloon carries the instruments aloft in order to send the information to the ground station.The unit that performs the actual measurements i.e radiosonde hangs at the lower end of the string and sends the data using Radio frequency.
The application area of the balloons ranges from the regular weather data collection & earth observation to highly scientific experiments which includes measuring of the outer space radiation.
To give students practical experience of designing things to go into Space and visit other planets
To get students to consider careers in the Indian Space Research Organization and other high tech industries