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Coverks High Altitude Balloon Group Kvinesdal - Kvinesdal, Norway
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Team Description

We participate in GSBC annually . We have previously launched and retrieved six high altitude balloons to near space from Norway, and this will mark our seventh high altitude mission , with high school students from this part of Norway.

Plan for launch

The project is called SPACE EGGS. It is a project in collaboration with area schools and students. The idea is that students are to design an experiment using microbit (for example designing a temperature sensor). The experiment is to be lightweight, and will be placed in a foam payload. The microbit will fit in a 3d printed egg structure, created by the students. Teachers will receive detailed instructions from our koding club, with pre-flight and post-flight activities planned in the coming year. This is an exciting project where teachers and students will have to think Out Of The Box. The microbit will be placed in a soft foam shell. There will be room for several Space Eggs, each weighing no more than 20-30 grams.

Why did you join?

We joined because I am a Science and Mathematics teacher (originally from New York City) who considers GSBC an excellent platform in stimulating young individuals to engage in life changing, positive, and intellectually empowering activities, such as this one.

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Team Launch Date: 04/25/2020

Team Members

  • Per Olav VerĂ¥s