Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

SRA Club’s Project Airborne

The Security & Risk Analysis Club has just posted a pretty cool teaser video for a project they are working on:

The SRA Club will be sending a weather balloon to altitudes of 100,000 feet in order to capture aerial imagery of Penn State and the curvature of the Earth. This endeavor will culminate with a launch party on October 31, 2009 to see the package off into the wild blue yonder.

SRA_Club_LogoThe project is based off of a similar project carried out by MIT students this past summer. Their balloon stayed aloft for over 4 hours.

The project, dubbed Project Airborne, is being run by SRA Club members from across the University:

A critical part of Project Airborne is bringing students from different disciplines together to accomplish a common goal. Luckily, the Security & Risk Analysis Club attracts members from majors all across the University, giving Project Airborne a diverse background. The team is comprised of 13 students from the following majors:

  1. Security & Risk Analysis
  2. Information Sciences & Technology
  3. Meteorology
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Aerospace Engineering
  6. Photojournalism

You can be sure that Onward State will be following Project Airborne through launch day, so stay tuned.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Steve S.

Steve Sharer is a Security and Risk Analysis major and an overall good guy. He brings Onward State readers enticing posts such as "Question of the Day" and "Campus Explorer" and will continue to do so until he becomes the President of the United States of America in 2024.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
57.1kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Steve

Question of the Day: Sweet Mobile Apps

AT&T is sponsoring a pretty cool competition in which entrants can win $10,000 cash in scholarship money for creating a mobile device application. Teams of up to four people can enter a custom-built application for the purpose of e-learning.  The rules state that the “innovating e-learning mobile app” should be functional across multiple platforms. Submissions are due by September 15, 2010 and so far there are only ten teams signed up. So my question for you is:

If you could develop a mobile device application, what would it do?

SRA Club’s Counter-Terrorism Panel

IST Set to Host Girls’ Tech Camp

College Football Playoff’s Upcoming Expansion Proves Crucial To Penn State Football’s Ultimate Vision

The Nittany Lions would have made five 12-team playoffs since 2014, which is the sixth-most of all Power Five programs.

College Football Playoff’s Upcoming Expansion Proves Crucial To Penn State Football’s Ultimate Vision

The Nittany Lions would have made five 12-team playoffs since 2014, which is the sixth-most of all Power Five programs.

What We Learned From Penn State Football’s 2022 Regular Season

Before we fully turn our focus toward Pasadena, it’s time to take a look back at what we learned from Penn State football’s bounce-back 2022 regular season.

10 Questions With Penn State’s Milk Man

We chatted with student personality Noam Zaremba, or Milk Man, to talk about his pro-dairy movement.

 
Send this to a friend