Eclipse Balloon Launch

Latest Update on the Stratos Project (Eclipse Balloon Launch)
Fleet Thomas Belknap and his engineering colleagues have the following update on their project:
-Funds raised, as of April 3, were $1130 toward a goal of $1700
-The Raspberry Pi and half of the sensors are purchased
-The initial Python program has been written with two additional programs under development.

For more updates on the Stratos Project visit their Facebook page at:

To donate to the project visit their GoFundMe page at:

The team have a forum thread on QRZ at: the-2017-solar-eclipse.559654/

An article was recently published on Hamsci about the project. That article is located at:

Their latest video is available at:

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