Stem Students Launch APRS on a Rocket

Students from STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch built a payload that was launched on a 25-foot ULA rocket in Pueblo on July 18. From left to right are, ULA mentor Taheem Williams, Bryon Paul Veal of APRL,  STEM students  Alex Gentilucci (front), Gunnar Enserro, Grayson Gerlich and Ari Martinez and instructor/former ULA engineer Jeff Dunker.

Six students from STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch built a payload and flew it aboard a 25-foot rocket in Pueblo on July 18.

The payload is a 2-meter, 2-pound Automatic Packet Reporting System beacon that transmits radio frequencies to determine GPS data, elevation, speed and altitude while in flight at 10,000 feet.

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