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The Brno Observatory and Planetarium organised an international competition of PicoBalloon probes in March 2020. This article describes a technologies used in designing such probe. The probe is powered by a lithium battery which limits runtime to several days, but in comparison with the solar powered solutions it allows data transmission during the night. The probe is equipped with a pressure sensor and a GPS receiver. The telemetry is sent over an Internet of Things network. The probe was launched on 2nd of March and travelled over 1800 km in temperatures reaching -40 degrees Celsius.
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SourceProceedings II of the 26st Conference STUDENT EEICT 2020: Selected Papers. s. 116-120. ISBN 978-80-214-5868-0
- Student EEICT 2020