Building payloads for a stratospheric balloon and launch of a sounding rocket

So cool can it be. The summer job in the STARBURST project that Fredrik S. Solberg will have at CMR Prototech, will also involve a whale safari and midnight sun at Andøya Space Center.

02.02.2017 by Gunn Janne Myrseth

 Building payloads for a stratospheric balloon and launch of a sounding rocket

Space technology and satellite surveillance is in rapid development. STARBURST is the first national, cross-industrial summer project within NewSpace and 15 of 250 students tried to get a place. Fredrik is more than happy now as he today attends the kick off at Kongsberg with his collegues.This winter the NTNU-student in Mechanical Engineering is studying  in Boston (USA) at MIT, Massachusets Institute of Technology. In June he will arrive Bergen.

Through 6 weeks of summer job at the various NIFRO-businesses, the students will perform their project activities. The project concludes with a 1 week Space Camp at Andøya Space Centre, with release of the STARBURST payload on a stratospheric balloon and launch of a sounding rocket – combined with whale safari and midnight sun.

All photos: Bjarte G.B Solheim

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