Space Systems Laboratory


HAMSTER -2 (High Altitude Multi-payload Student Teaching and Educational Resource) is Kentucky Space’s latest high-altitude balloon mission, and will launch on August 27, 2011. Its payload, DropZone!, will be flying logos that will be pictured hanging at the edge of space. DropZone! is part of a larger plan to connect local communities with the science education of their middle school students.

Launch Location Date Time GPS Coordinates
Jacobson Park
4001 Athens-Boonesboro Rd.
Lexington, KY 40509
August 27, 2011 10:00 EDT 37.986391, -84.424998

Latest Predicted Flight Path (8/27/2011 11:39am EST):