Balloon Mission - ☒CHIPS

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The Balloon Mission(Mission 2) uses the XK07 kit. It comprises of a WeatherSat and Ground Station.

The Ground Station Kit is to connect and communicate with the WeatherSat in the air and retrieve data.


The Ground Station Kit includes:

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1 x Programmer xCHIP

This xCHIP adds power to the satellite via USB

Alternatively, program the CW01 xCHIP in Python, Lua or Arduino/C/C++

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1 x Radio w/antenna

This xCHIP is used to be able to connect to the WeatherSat via a radio signal

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1 x WIFI xCHIP

This xCHIP can be programmed to connect to the Internet

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Connectors are used to connect all the different xCHIPS together.



WeatherSat includes:

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1 x Weather Sensor xCHIPS

This xCHIP is used to take temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure readings

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1 x Light Sensor xCHIPS

This xCHIP is used to measures UVA, UVB and visible light

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1 x Radio w/antenna

This xCHIP is used to be able to connect to the Ground Station via a radio signal

The radios transmits on the license free ISM band (915 MHz) and the balloon mission is exempt from the FAA part 101 regulation since the payload weighs less than 4 lbs.

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1 x Power Source xCHIPS

Dual AA battery xCHIP (batteries not included)

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1 x GPS xCHIPS

This xCHIP is used to track your balloon and be able to retrieve it again

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1 x IMU xCHIPS

This xCHIP is used to measure movement

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1 x Burn Wire xCHIPS

This xCHIP can be programmed to let the balloon go and open the parachute at a certain time

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The connectors are used connect all the different xCHIPS together.