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High Altitude Student Payload

High Altitude Student Platform (2016-2017)

The HASP program provides high altitude balloon platform flights for up to 12 student experiments at an altitude of about 36 kilometers over a period of 15-20 flight hours. These flights are an excellent way to flight-test compact satellites, or prototype and fly other small experiments. Once a student team has been awarded a HASP flight, they can apply to the WSGC NASA-sponsored competition funding program to help support experiment expenses. Learn more here.


Q&A Telecon:  November 10, 2017
Application Due:  December 15, 2017
Award Announcement:  Mid-January, 2018
Monthly Status Reports and Teleconferences:  January - November 2018
Preliminary PSIP Document Due:  April 2018
Final PSIP Document Due:  June 2018
Final FLOP Document Due:  July 2018
Student Payload Integration at CSBF:  Summer 2018
HASP Flight Preparation:  September 2018
Target Flight Ready:  September 2018
Target Launch Date and Flight Operations:  September 2018
Recovery, Packing, and Return Shipping:  September 2018
Final Flight/Science Report Due:  December 2018


HASP Announcement of Opportunity 2017
HASP Application 2017




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