Thank you so much to this year's current sponsors: High Altitude Science, Uputronics, and Sent Into Space. We're so grateful for their support of the global high altitude ballooning community!
Here are the prizes for GSBC 2018, April 13-30th for the same categories as 2017
Submissions are due by 5/15 to be considered - see your team page on the website for the submission box.
Challenge Category: Best Educational Initiative
First Place Prizes:
Second Place Prizes:
Challenge Category: Best Design
First Place Prize:'
Second Place Prize:
High Altitude Science
We make it possible for anyone with a passion for space exploration to launch a science payload to the edge of space! We accomplish this by providing our customers with the highest quality weather balloon kits and supplies. We also provide free online tutorials and tools to make it easier for you to plan a successful mission to the edge of space. Whether you are a school looking for a science project to challenge and inspire your students, a research organization with specific science-gathereing goals, or just someone wanting to explore the edge of space, we are here to serve you.
Sent Into Space
Sent Into Space are Europe's leading commercial high altitude ballooning company, conducting flights for educational, scientific and private clients. Their mission is to bring the wonder of space a little closer for everyone. Their school projects, near-space stunts and and DIY kits have inspired hundreds to try their hand at launching a near space flight. In support of the Global Space Balloon Challenge, Sent Into Space are offering participants a discount on balloons from their website: GSBC18 will give 15% off any balloon purchased on our site from the 1st of March to the 30th of April. GSBC30 will give 30% off our Pawan 1200g balloons purchased in the same date window.
Uputronics are proud to sponsor the 2018 GSBC. Founded by Anthony Stirk a UK based high altitude balloonist, Uputronics have been supplying components and trackers to the high altitude community worldwide since 2012. Uputronics also host and supply the servers that tun the UKHAS tracking network. We originally started just selling UBlox GPS modules but now have a large range of radios, GPS breakout boards and the Habudino and Pi In The Sky trackers. Backed up with open source software we encourage people to use High Altitude ballooning as an educational resource. Our Habduino and Pi In The Sky products are designed and manfacturered in the UK but have flown worldwide.