The Eirballoon project is part of the NANOSTAR project and the 100th anniversary of the ENSEIRB-MATMECA engineering school, based in Bordeaux (France), partner of the NANOSTAR consortium.

A team composed of five students from the ENSEIRB-MATMECA engineering school will launch a sounding balloon to take pictures of Bordeaux from the sky and measure properties of the atmosphere such as temperature, pressure or UV ray level. All these parameters will be sent to the ground in real time using the LoRa protocol and displayed on social media. The balloon will reach about 30 km in altitude and will allow testing hardware (including the Lora module) in space conditions together with the ground station developed within the NANOSTAR project.

This is a great opportunity for the students to apply the skills provided in IoT and electronics.