Launching a Balloon to the Edge of Space

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The STEM club from Holy Cross School in Chorley and the North West Local Centre of the Royal Meteorological Society collaborated on a project to launch a balloon into the atmosphere. The balloon was carrying a camera, a GPS transmitter and a radiosonde, an instrument which transmits measurements by radio waves back to Earth.

This Catalyst article looks at the project in detail and explains what happens to a weather balloon as it rises through the atmosphere.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2013, Volume 24, Issue 1.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets

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