A Team of High School Students from Southern Maine have been cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a Glided Sensor Package from the edge of space at altitudes from over 90,000 ft or about 18 miles high. This program is not part of the curriculum at ANY High School here in Maine but this project will allow these students the opportunity to learn Orbital Science. This project is being put together by the students because of their desire to learn more on Orbital Science. Our goal is to set altitude records and gather data that can be shared with Universities and Climatologist. The records the students are looking to break are “Highest Altitude flight of a Glider” and “Longest Glided non-powered flight of a Glider”. Our goal is to put as many systems in the air within the launch windows of our Jet Stream. With that we will do a couple systems “Trans Atlantic” of with we will see if we can get a system over to the Europe.
In order to ensure the success of this important project, we are seeking contributions to help defray the costs associated with the project. We have set up a Fundraiser/Donation page for those interested in contributing to the project here at this link. https://steaminsaco.myevent.com/page.php?groupingID=donate
Generous donors like you are the key to our success and make it possible for Team Stratosphere to reach space. We hope that we can count on your support to help us reach the stratosphere and fly our glided space sensor package back to earth.
NOTE: The success of this project is based on attendants and commitment of its members like a sports team there will be expectations of each member to be present during scheduled meeting times.
For Membership we are offering this program starting in March 2019.
Pay per Month $99
One Year Membership $75 Billed on 1st of every month
Drop in per class $25 per class.
Monthly and Yearly Members have a 1 time bring a friend pass for FREE
Team Stratosphere is a STEM Based Advance Course specializing in Orbital Sciences and Engineering. This is a student lead hands on approach. All skill level students are welcome the older and more advance students will have the opportunity to mentor the younger students. We strongly believe in team work and cooperation to meet the end goal.
Program will start in March 2019, Schedule as of 2/3/2019 will be Wednesday Evenings from 4pm-8pm and one Flex Saturday 12-3pm for fixed wing UAV pilot training.per month. To get this going for March minimum class size of (5)students is required.