Description: The primary goal of Balloon Deployment System (BDS) is to support the Hypersonic Flight in the Turbulent Stratosphere (HYFLITS) project by simplifying theprocess of balloon deployment in calm and high-wind conditions such that one person can deploy a balloon and its payload. This balloon launcher would help lower therisk of damaging the payload and balloon during deployment.
Sponsor: Dale Lawrence
Advisor: Matt Rhode
PM: Jake McGrath
Team Roster: Aufa Amirullah, Peter Hurst, Austin Konnath, Jake McGrath, Grant Norman, Pat Paluszek, Jack Soltys, Kyler Stirewalt, Sebastian Urrunaga, Chenshuo Yang