Microsoft wants you to participate in Pegasus II, an IoT experiment from the edge of space

Microsoft Research invites you to participate in the Pegasus II experiment, a real-time Internet of Things experiment from the edge of space.

We invite you to participate in the experiment of Pegasus II, slated for launch the week of February 22, 2016. Born from multi-year research findings that resulted in creating open and complex systems with real-time communications, you’ll be part of exploring a system that could span geographical and physical boundaries and leverage powerful digital processors. You will explore a new generation of systems with new capability to bridge the digital and physical worlds.

The Pegasus Mission aims to experiment and find new ideas that would achieve things that are not currently possible. It will use a high altitude balloon to deliver seven radios, 38 sensors, and six cameras up to 20 miles above the surface of the Earth into the upper atmosphere.

People who are interested in participating in the project can do the following:

  • View real-time telemetry

  • Communicate to spacecraft during flight

  • Receive text messages from the craft as it reaches milestones

  • Witness the live launch and view flight video (eye-in-the-sky)

If you wish to find out more about the project, you can sign up for SMS message notifications right here or follow on Twitter @PegasusMission. You can also check out the Pegasus Mission here.

Source: Microsoft Research

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