The results are in!
Congrats to KRATOS EAFIT Postobon High Altitude Balloon Team (1st place), Team Maheswara (2nd place), and Team Zenith (3rd place). And big thank you so much to this year's current sponsor for this prize: High Altitude Science
First Place: KRATOS EAFIT Postobon High Altitude Balloon Team
We are KRATOS EAFIT Postobon High Altitude Balloon Team and we are part of a pedagogical platform named KRATOS, which is a program developed by professors and students at Universidad Eafit, that seeks to complement and transform the educational development process of students based on experiential learning and challenges in order for undergraduate students to develop their own skills and competencies needed in the 21st century. We promote knowledge as well as hands-on experience learning, experiences, and teamwork. These allow us to train professionals capable of dealing with different current world problems. To achieve this, students are invited to participate in challenges of international stature in which they work in interdisciplinary teams, develop technological appropriation (STEM-focused), learn how to handle high-pressure situations, develop academically, and innovate.
Our team is conformed by members from multiple backgrounds, ages and fields of study from this and other local universities like UPB, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Nacional and ITM who share a common passion for space.
Because they also won Best Photo by popular vote, they will not receive an additional prize.
2nd place: Team Maheswara
We are Maheswara team, a part of Gadjah Mada Aerospace Team from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Our team consists of students from diverse majors, such as Electrical Engineering, IT, Mechanical Engineering, even Engineering Physics. This is our first time to participate in Global Space Balloon Challenge. As a team from ASEAN region, there were a lot of challenges to conducting this project, from component and materials that are hard to find to difficulties in finding the place to conduct the launch. With a great teamwork and our creativity, we’ve successfully designed Maheswara, a lightweight, durable and low-cost payload and launched it on 24 April 2018. It reached 11 km altitude and all the data was successfully recovered. We hope that our achievement in GSBC would raise the enthusiasm of high altitude science in Indonesia, also in Asia.
This year they win a Eagle Flight Computer from HAS
3rd place: Team Zenith
Who never dreamed about being an astronaut? The space motivate and inspire a lot of people, including us. The field of Aerospace Engineering contains a lot of subjects, but mostly satellites and rockets, which are the tools to study space stuff. Our group was created in 2014, at University of Sao Paulo, focusing on bringing Aerospace closer to students from different courses. Today we count 45 members from 3 universities in our city.
Zenith´s approach to develop these skills is building stratospheric probes. There are 2 main categories for our projects: Scientific (launching experiments with our stakeholder scientists) and Educational (partnership with school from all over the country, in which kids propose experiments to be launched in our educational probe).
This year they win a 600g balloon and 1m parachute from HAS
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.