The KMF Young Engineer of the Year 2016 team had a brilliant experience at Britannia Stadium in preparation for the launch in May where we will send our payload and weather balloon into space. Our Year 10 Product Designers…
– worked with experts from Sent into Space who provided feedback about our payload so far
– tested our GoPro cameras by hoisting them up a pulley system outside the stadium
– witnessed a mini-weather balloon launch using helium that replicated what we will need to do.
Jason Bradbury seemed impressed with our work so far and couldn’t resist a team photo!
Fourteen-year-old Geraldine Chong said: “We decided to work on the electronics side of things first to make sure it works. Then we will design our capsule around the inner workings. There is 11 of us in the team and most of us are studying computing and ICT, so we hope that what we learn in our lessons helps us with this project.”
Molly Powell, aged 14, added: “We spend about an hour a week on the capsule, and that might not sound like a lot, but we’ve made some good progress. We just hope it will help us win an award.”