GSBC 2018 Announced! April 13-30, 2018.

Ivy Near Space Program for Computing Technologies (INSPCT)
South Bend, United States
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Flew 2015

Team Description

We started as a team of staff, students and friends associated with Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana. We also have helped a team associated with Goshen High School and Chandler Elemetary, and together we have successfully launched seven flights since September 2012.

Plan for launch

Our "standard" package includes real-time GPS/APRS and Amateur Television signals, video and digital cameras, and sensor package (temperature, humidity, air pressure). For last year's GSBC we also had a student experiment involving halobacteria... but unfortunately that got destroyed when our flight system was smacked down by a wind turbine after a fantastic flight. Hopefully that won't happen this year.

Why did you join?

Wanted to be part of a community.

Team Members

  • Dave Bohlmann
  • Robert Irish
  • Richard Basham
  • Charles Turner