The DemoSat program provides COSGC students with frequent, low-cost access to the edge of space.  Students are challenged to design, fabricate, launch, recover, and analyze data from balloon payloads on which they design their own experiments ranging from atmospheric characterization to bacteria experiments and technology demonstrations.

Launches occur three times per year - April, July/August, and November/December (see expandable schedule below for specific dates).  

The  DemoSat User's Guide  (link above)  details the balloons' capabilities, organizational responsibilities, and payload design and testing requirements. 

The DemoSat program began in 2002, with the first payloads (CSU, PPCC, CU, ASC, UNC, and CSM) launching in August 2003.

Contact Bernadette at for more information.