Horizon was founded at Queen Mary's Grammar School in 2012.The project provides our School and its pupils with an incredibly enriching and memorable experience. Horizon also aims to raise the profile of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics based subjects. Using high-altitude balloons, we fly our probes far beyond the breathable atmosphere of the troposphere and out into the blackness of the stratosphere.
A challenge to beat the altitude achieved by Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos Team (39045m). The secondary goal was to achieve a top ten Amateur World Altitude Record.The team used the first Hydrogen filled balloon. A redesigned flight computer, reducing its size and lowering its power consumption was created.
Looking to capture the sunrise over our planet and inspire others through their actions. Development a mathematical model to predict the time of the sun rise as seen from the Stratosphere. A newly designed and built probe as well as a new flight computer and a beacon to that helps locate the probe when it lands.
Obtain higher quality images and film than previous missions.Capture footage of the Moon whilst exceeding last year's peak altitude of 36,309 metres. A vigourous space race to launch into the stars and accomplish greater feats before Team Polaris.
Broadcast the school song from the stratosphere cementing Queen Mary's Grammar School among the stars. A collection of 3D images using two cameras. A vigourous space race to launch into the stars and accomplish greater feats before Team Luna.
High altitude virtual reality with a mix of experiments This years Horizon team is preparing a plethora of enterpsies for our launch in July. Our project name of "Project Celsius" has suitable connotations of experiments that will be conducted autonomously at almost 140,000ft. In adittion we are also planning of capture 360VR footage of the Earth from space.