Hi! We are Putra space, a team of aerospace engineering students at Universiti Putra Malaysia. We are a team from Malaysia. By the name of aerospace engineering students, of course, we have a big passion for aviation and space technology. The team has been actively involved in research and development of High Altitude Balloon (HAB) since 2015. The team aim has not changed since then which is to spread interest and passion about aerospace engineering to the society. After awarded as the best video category in GSBC 2016, we are back with an interesting Project in GSBC 2017!
In GSBC 2017 we have done the project ‘High Altitude Stratocaching Workshop and Competition’ for the Best Educational Category. The project is all about spreading interest about space, science, and engineering to high school students across Malaysia. HAB is the main element in this project as we have delivered knowledge about science and engineering especially aerospace engineering. This is the second time we have collaborated with High School Student in High Altitude Balloon and GSBC.
The first phase is all about teaching the students about HAB and knowledge to build their payload which is named Stratocacher in our workshop. The payload can be described as a can shape payload with Arduino inside with sensors and tracking system and equipped with optional rotating blade and parachute as their retrieve system. In the workshop the students have been thought about basic micro controlling programming, aerodynamics and HAB.
Second phase starts after a month to give time for the students to build their payload. We communicate and keep In touch with every team through online communication also providing them with some online tutorials through Putra Space official website. The Stratocacher then was attached to our main payload of our HAB. The student payloads then released at 10KM altitude. This is where their tracking system and programming that they developed will be tested. Good thing is every team managed to retrieve their payload along with our HAB.
The project was a great success and we are looking forward to make another one soon with different approach as our passion will never end.
Putra Space Website : https://putraspace.wixsite.com/putraspace
HAS Video Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzY1Ai9l9Hk&t=45s