On April 27th 2021, the United States Military Academy at West Point put its 11th Astronomy Club and Amateur Radio Club balloon up into the atmosphere of the Hudson Valley and reached 80,000 ft.
Cadets Raymond Triggs '24, Rathin Shah '24, Jacob Willis '23 and Nolan Pearce '22 KE8JCT led a team of fourteen cadets, four of which also have amateur radio licenses. A total of seven USMA faculty members, including MAJ Robert Perezamemany and COL. Stephen Hamilton KJ5HY, MAJ Ben Popko N2IAV and Dr. Kate Duncan KB2ZOO helped make this years mission a success.
|CDT Nolan Pearce '22 KE8JCT|
Please join HVDN: LIVE on May 17th at 8:00 PM EST for a detailed overview of this project
CIC(Cadet In Charge) Pearce will cover the design, build process, launch and recovery of the 6 lb. STEM focused payload which included:
- VHF APRS
- GoPro camera
- Space beer? (Wet yeast!)