Penn Aerospace Club

Balloon

Balloon Team

Our Balloon team designs and constructs balloon crafts through 3D printing and software engineering. Last year, we developed a working 2-way satellite communication system carrying as payload Iridium RockBlock technology. This enables us to receive data and track the payload in real time while in flight, Despite reaching altitudes of over 70,000 feet, we are able to maintain full connectivity and collect data from our on-board sensor suite, including temperature, pressure, harmful chemicals (VOCs), humidity, etc. This semester, we are developing an altitude control mechanism and are also planning on competing in the Global Space Balloon Challenge, organized by Stanford in the spring.

Katelyn DePaula

Katelyn DePaula

Team Member

Katelyn enjoys designing the electrical framework for the payload, facilitating satellite communication, and preparing for launches.

Tajriyan Chowdhury

Tajriyan Chowdhury

Team Member

Tajriyan Chowdhury is a freshman majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the Balloon team her freshman fall and works on the mechanical sub-team.

Justina Lam

Justina Lam

Team Member

Ayman Tewfik

Ayman Tewfik

Team Member

Ayman enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and watching anime.

Avi Resnick

Avi Resnick

Software Director

Avi has been with the balloon team since his Freshman Fall, and as Software director he enjoys working on developing the real-time communication software and furthering the goals of the high-altitude balloon team.

Maryam Ali

Maryam Ali

Software Team Member

 

 

Jazmyn James

Jazmyn James

Electrical Team Member

Jazmyn is a first year in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Math. During her spare time, she works on small projects and is a voracious reader.

Cameron Woo

Cameron Woo

Team Member

Richard Cheng

Richard Cheng

Team Member