The HAB team is our response for the need to test experiments, validate technology, and explore the "near-space" environment.

Where U At Plants (WUAP) Technical Report

Where U At Plants? (WUAP) is a high-altitude balloon payload used to gather aerial image data for future vegetation density analysis. WUAP flew on HAB4 on April 22nd, 2018.

Fall SPEX Projects

The SPEX team has finalized the list of fall projects. Learn about HAB 5, IREC 2019, Astrodynamics, Environmental Test Chamber, Rovers, and the project approval process!

RIT SPEX Launches HAB 4

Today, April 22nd, 2018 at 10:24 A.M. RIT Space Exploration launched our fourth high altitude balloon, appropriately named HAB 4. The launch was well looked forward to by the HAB team.

So what is a High Altitude Balloon (HAB) ?

So what is a high altitude balloon? A high altitude balloon, or HAB, is a very large latex balloon that depending on the size of the balloon and how much helium will take a small payload to around 100,000 feet or 30,000 meters in the atmosphere.
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