Atmospheric Particle Sampling With a High Altitude Balloon


An extension of lessons learned from Bergen Community College’s ongoing High Altitude Balloon Program prompted the development of a meteor dust capture and return mission initiated during the summer of 2018. A novel mechanism is being designed and manufactured to allow the capture of meteor dust at altitudes greater than 60,000 feet. Unique microprocessor flight software is being developed to enable operation of the hardware, record information gathered by temperature, humidity, and pressure sensors, and conduct a sound level vs air pressure experiment.


Friday 10- 11 am at STEM lab