CU Boulder / NOAA AirCore

August 7, 2018

Blogs

CU Boulder / NOAA AirCore

Introduced in a paper published eight years ago in the American Meteorological Society, the AirCore has proven itself a robust atmospheric sampling device used with balloons and other airborne assets.

Balloon-Borne Imaging Telescope

August 3, 2018

Blogs

Balloon-Borne Imaging Telescope

Compensating for the many distorting kilometers of the Earth’s atmosphere is usually done by adaptive optics or by placing a telescope in orbit. But both solutions are notoriously expensive and difficult.

Octanis Rover Mission

July 25, 2018

Blogs

Octanis Rover Mission

It was the need for a low-cost, minimal environmental impact platform for scientific experiments in extremely cold temperatures, that led the association to develop the Octanis Rover.

Mapping Ocean Fronts with Robotic Fleets

July 23, 2018

Blogs

Mapping Ocean Fronts with Robotic Fleets

Led by Dr. João Borges de Sousa of the Laboratório de Sistemas e Tecnologia Subaquática (LSTS) of Portugal, a multinational, multidisciplinary team of scientists have designed, built, and deployed seven autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) in the North Pacific Subtropical Ocean Front using the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor.

The HAPP Project

July 13, 2018

Blogs

The HAPP Project

Thanks to advancements in IT and DIY fabrication, missions reserved for national space agencies just a decade ago are becoming increasingly accessible to hobbyists. Cue the High Altitude Photography Platform (HAPP), created by Christopher Couch and James Mayes.

RockFLEET Approved by Queensland for VMS

July 12, 2018

News

RockFLEET Approved by Queensland for VMS

The proven RockFLEET global tracking and messaging system, manufactured by Ground Control, has been selected as one of four approved devices in a mandated scheme to install a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to all commercial fishing boats in Queensland, Australia.

The Bespin Project

July 6, 2018

Blogs

The Bespin Project

In the spring of 2017, an international team of students from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden gathered together to brainstorm a REXUS/BEXUS program idea. The European program supports scientific and technological experiments on research rockets and balloons, sending two of each into space every year.

Measuring Glacier Movement

June 27, 2018

Blogs

Measuring Glacier Movement

Professor Kirk Martinez and his team from the University of Southampton, UK, are using moving rover units equipped with RockBLOCKs to measure how Icelandic glaciers respond to small-scale changes in temperature and precipitation throughout the year.

RockAIR Approved by United States Fire Service

January 31, 2018

News

RockAIR Approved by United States Fire Service

The RockAIR brings satellite and cellular tracking together in a portable carry-on, carry-off form factor at a much lower cost than traditional dual-mode solutions.

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