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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

American Journal of Physics

Volume

77

Issue

6

Publication Date

6-2009

First Page

489

Last Page

497

DOI

10.1119/1.3097775

Abstract

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High altitude balloon platforms are ideal for providing hands-on research experiences for students in physics, atmospheric science, engineering, and other aerospace-related disciplines. We describe a basic high altitude balloon platform that can be constructed and operated by undergraduate students. The existing HARBOR and BOREALIS programs are used to illustrate some possible science and engineering research projects that students can pursue as part of a high-altitude flight program.

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Originally published by American Journal of Physics. Publisher’s PDF available through remote link.


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