Stephanie recently graduated with an AEM Degree from the UMN Aerospace Department. She
was the flight director for the test flights and was in charge of integrating Balloon
, which predicts the landing zone based on winds aloft data and also provides
real time tracking of the balloon, into the project. Stephanie also assisted Greg with the
electrical implementation and maintained the project web site.
Kevin was a graduate student in the UMN Aerospace Department studying aerospace systems
and controls. He was in charge of defining procedures for all phases of the project as
well as working on the mechanical design. Kevin served as both the launch
and recovery directors for the testing phase. He also developed the program
Jessie, a student from the College of St. Catherine, helped with
on the launch and recovery teams.
She also took pictures throughout both of these processes.
Dave assisted BallonSat by constructing various components for the launch and recovery
systems. This includes the helium fill system as well as the recovery data
receiver/transmitter box. He also assisted in T01
as well as
Ryan Shea (center)
Ryan Shea, from Augsburg, helped out with flight and recovery for
Steve Zaffke, from Augsburg, helped out with launch and recovery for
Andrew helped with L04
on the launch team
and also took pictures during the recovery.
Jennifer assisted in both T01
as well as L04
by taking pictures and video. She also supplied
both the digital and video camera for all the flights up to L04.
Ryan helped with T02
and several of
the range and radio direction finding tests .
Chris helped on both the launch and recovery team for each of the flights up to L04.
On flight L04
he was the recovery director.
For the later flights Chris worked with the helium filling system during the launch.
Matt was on both the launch and recovery teams for both L01
Matt was on both the launch and flight teams for L03
. During the later
flight, Matt worked with the helium filling system and the actual launch release of the balloon.
Web site maintained by Adam Thoreen
Last updated: October 1, 2004