AEROKATS (Kite-Based) - AREN Project
Advancing Earth Research Observations with Kites and Atmospheric/Terrestrial Sensors
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility is a major collaborative partner with the AREN Project. NASA engineer Geoff Bland, creator of the AEROKATS program, designs low altitude custom remote sensing platforms, called Aeropods, for agricultural and environmental research purposes. Geoff and NASA technician Ted Miles have worked closely with Wayne RESA to adapt their program to the needs of middle and high school teachers for STEM education. Their generosity and genuine desire to support STEM education has enabled middle and high school teachers and students experience remote sensing first hand.
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