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 +==== Pico Project Overview ====
 +Pico launches use a small balloon and a low mass payload therefore achieving a cheap balloon flight that does not need permission to launch. The basic technology is the same for the larger balloons that we are developing but pared down.
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 +The heart of a pico balloon is a very compact electronics package. Our design will utilise work done for our larger balloons with reference to other proven designs and give consideration to ease of manufacture and cost control.
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 +The ultimate aim of this Pico Project is to develop a pico balloon kit for use by schools and potentially others. The first few flights of this project will be used to prove and refine the technology/​design.
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 ==== Pico Balloon Requirements:​ ==== ==== Pico Balloon Requirements:​ ====
  
   - The GPS Module and transmitter will work for 10 hours   - The GPS Module and transmitter will work for 10 hours
-  - The Balloon and payload should float at 5k altitude+  - The Balloon and payload should float at 5km altitude
   - The payload should be battery powered(this is an initial requirement that will change once we begin to develop a solar powered capability - we wouldn'​t anticipate this until the first 2 requirements have been regularly, successfully achieved).   - The payload should be battery powered(this is an initial requirement that will change once we begin to develop a solar powered capability - we wouldn'​t anticipate this until the first 2 requirements have been regularly, successfully achieved).
   - The payload must update it's position x times per hour during daylight and x times per hour at night. ​ The value of x would be determined by the expected flight time and power from life of the battery. ​   - The payload must update it's position x times per hour during daylight and x times per hour at night. ​ The value of x would be determined by the expected flight time and power from life of the battery. ​
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