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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. Radios operating in the amateur radio bands relay positional information obtained from the Global Positioning Satellite network to tracking teams on the ground.

Next flight:

BASE 108  20 July 2019  8:52 AM EDT from DePauw University.  Special commemorative flight honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon.

 

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