HASP - High Altitude Student Platform
The High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) flight program is supported by the NASA Balloon Program Office and the Louisiana Space Consortium. Currently, HASP flies once a year in September from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. HASP provides students with an opportunity to conduct experiments in a near-space environment during nighttime and daytime conditions. The platform, which provides power and downlink for all payloads, is stable when suspended from NASA‟s zero-pressure, high altitude balloon. The HASP platform provides an opportunity for student teams to design balloon payloads and explore space.
The Colorado Space Grant Consortium has successfully flown two payloads on the HASP platform in 2008 and 2009, and have proposed to participate in the 2010 program. Click on the links below for more information on each project.