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BASE Research

The Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (BASE) project is operated under the Physics & Astronomy Department at DePauw University with Dr. Howard Brooks.

Presently, the program uses high altitude weather balloons to carry scientific experiments into the stratosphere. Plans are under development to use alternative balloon materials to allow for extended duration flights.

The experiments are designed by DePauw students and by students at various schools in West Central Indiana. The primary communications and support system was purchased from StratoStar Systems.  Radios operating in the amateur radio bands also relay positional information obtained from the Global Positioning Satellite network to tracking teams on the ground.

Upcoming schedule for flights in 2017:

BASE 92    27 April 2017   8:15 AM EDT   Greencastle Middle School  Greencastle, Indiana

BASE 93     7 June 2017   12:00 PM EDT   Launching INquiry Fishers HS Fishers, Indiana

BASE 94     17 June 2017    8:00 AM CDT   Great Plains Superlaunch   Hutchison, Kansas

BASE 95     21 June 2017    9:00 AM EDT   DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana

BASE 96    27 June 2017    9:00 AM EDT   DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana

BASE 97    5 July 2017     9:00 AM EDT   DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana

BASE 98    11 July 2017     9:00 AM EDT   DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana

BASE 99    18 July 2017     9:00 AM EDT   DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana 

BASE 100  24 July 2017     9:00 AM EDT   DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana

BASE 101  31 July 2017     9:00 AM EDT   DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana

BASE 102    5 August 2017 7:45 AM CDT SpaceJam 11 Jamboree Rantoul, Illinois

BASE 103    9 September 2017 12:15 PM EDT Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days Greencastle, Indiana

 

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