High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) 2015 Call for Payloads Released

Please download here: HASP CFP 2015 v2 and HASP CFP Cover 2015 the Call for Payloads (CFP) for the September 2015 flight of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP).  HASP can support up to 12 student payloads (providing power, telemetry and commanding) during a flight to an altitude of 122,000 feet for up to 20 hours.  The NASA Balloon Program Office and Louisiana Space Consortium anticipate flying HASP at least through 2017.  There is no cost for launch and flight operations.  Student teams will need to raise their own funds to support the development of their payload and, if necessary, for travel to Palestine, TX for HASP integration and Ft. Sumner, NM for flight operations. 

Details about previous HASP flights and the student payloads flown can be found on the “Flight Information” page of the HASP website at http://laspace.lsu.edu/hasp/Flightinfo.php

Details on the payload constraints and interface with HASP as well as online access to the CFP materials can be found on the “Participant Info” page of the HASP website at http://laspace.lsu.edu/hasp/Participantinfo.php

Applications are due December 19, 2014 and selections will be announced by mid-January 2015.

If you have any questions about the application materials or HASP, feel free to contact us at guzik@phunds.phys.lsu.edu

We will also be conducting a Q&A Teleconference about HASP and the application process on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00 am (central time).  Groups who have previously flown on HASP as well as new organizations should plan on attending this teleconference.  To participate, dial in to 1-866-717-2684 a few minutes prior to the conference time.  When requested enter the conference ID number 6879021 followed by the # key.

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