The Call for Payloads (CFP) for the September 2014 flight of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) has been made! The following is a message from Greg Guzik, the assistant director of the LASGC:
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 2014. 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-2013.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 20, 2013 and selections will be announced by mid-January 2014. See the following documents for applications and info:
If you have any questions about the application materials or HASP, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be conducting a Q&A Teleconference about HASP and the application process on Friday, November 15, 2013 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.
Greg Guzik, Assistant Director
Louisiana Space Consortium