Ben Hammersley

Learning to live in the future

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Space: Remedios The Beauty

In 2015, I will complete the building of, and launch, a High Altitude Balloon, "Remedios The Beauty",  to carry a photographic and scientific payload into the Near Space region of the upper atmosphere. I am building the hardware, writing the software, and designing the casing. The launch windows are April 2015 in the UK, or October in the Mojave desert of California. All of my designs, technical details, and code will be placed into the public domain after touchdown.

Early prototyping has already begun, as you can see in this picture, showing the avionics system, GPS, internal temperature and air pressure sensors, and the first of the data communications systems.

A very early prototype, using Lego as the structure. It's perfect for rapid prototyping. 

A very early prototype, using Lego as the structure. It's perfect for rapid prototyping.