Project SunbYte: solar astronomy on a budget

F. Alvarez Gonzalez, A.-M. Badilita, A. Baker, Y.-H. Cho, N. Dhot, V. Fedun, C. Hare, T. He, M. Hobbs, M. Javed, H. Lovesey, C. Lord, G. Panoutsos, A. Permyakov, S. Pope, M. Portnell, L. Rhodes, R. Sharma, P. Taras, J. TaylorR. Tilbrook, G. Verth, S. N. Wrigley, M. Yaqoob, R. Cook, J. McLaughlin, R. Morton, E. Scullion, S. Shelyag, A. Hamilton, S. Zharkov, David Jess, M. Wrigley

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Abstract

The Sheffield University Nova Balloon Lifted Solar Telescope (SunbYte) is a high-altitude balloon experiment devised and run largely by students at the University of Sheffield, and is scheduled for launch in October 2017. It was the only UK project in 2016 to be selected for the balloon side of the Swedish-German student programme REXUS/BEXUS (Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students; see box on p2.25). The success of the SunbYte team in the REXUS/BEXUS selection process is an unprecedented opportunity for the students to gain valuable experience working in the space engineering industry, using their theoretical knowledge and networking with students and technology companies from all over Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2.24-2.25
JournalAstronomy & Geophysics
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2017

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    Alvarez Gonzalez, F., Badilita, A-M., Baker, A., Cho, Y-H., Dhot, N., Fedun, V., Hare, C., He, T., Hobbs, M., Javed, M., Lovesey, H., Lord, C., Panoutsos, G., Permyakov, A., Pope, S., Portnell, M., Rhodes, L., Sharma, R., Taras, P., ... Wrigley, M. (2017). Project SunbYte: solar astronomy on a budget. Astronomy & Geophysics, 58(2), 2.24-2.25. https://doi.org/10.1093/astrogeo/atx058