MeSHAP-High Altitude Ballooning Program


In 2010 we began a new Maine Student High Altitude Platform Program that included five teams of undergraduate students – two teams at the University of Maine, two teams at the University of Southern Maine and one team from the Maine Maritime Academy.  Three teams were working with high altitude balloons while the last team, Project URSA at the University of Maine partnered with Applied Thermal Sciences, Inc. of Sanford, worked in the design and construction of a sounding rocket.

Programs in high altitude ballooning are ongoing, one at each institution.  More information can be found on the respective institution’s webpages below:

University of Maine –

University of Southern Maine

Maine Maritime Academy

Project URSA