GlobaFone Sponsors Local Teens’ Atmospheric Experiment as He Works Toward a Future in the Aerospace Industry

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Satellite Service Provider Supplies Young Scientist with Satellite Supported Tracking Device

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Mahn (center) and his UNH team during Space Science Center this past summer assures that the instruments – sponsored by GlobaFone and other organizations and individuals - will be recovered safely and intact.--Andrew Mahn

GlobaFone, a leading satellite phone provider announced today that they are sponsoring local student, Andrew Mahn, with his High Elevation Atmospheric Research Tool (HEARTSAT). Mahn is going into his senior year at Sant Bani School in Sanbornton, NH, and has already claimed several other accomplishments despite his young age. The HEARTSAT experiment will take place later this fall.

During his summer break, Mahn - part of a team of three at the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center - assembled a microcomputer package that studied radiation in the atmosphere. The team sent the high altitude balloon to a University record altitude of 105,900 feet and was the first to return the balloon to earth without a parachute.

That summer project inspired Mahn to work on doing “one more” scientific study before heading to college. He has expanded on his collection of knowledge from UNH to develop the HEARTSAT: which will carry the instrumentation that he’s designed to study the troposphere and stratosphere, as well as atmospheric composition and climate change. GlobaFone will give Mahn an InReach tracking device that will monitor the HEARTSAT’s ground equivalent location as it travels through the atmosphere and returns successfully to earth. “The InReach tracking device will utilize Iridium's reliable satellite network, providing a constant update on location,” commented Mahn. “That feature is valuable and gives me peace of mind because it assures that the instruments – sponsored by GlobaFone and other organizations and individuals - will be recovered safely and intact.” With-out the device, the young scientists’ experiment could be lost as it falls to the ground and his research with it.

GlobaFone is proud to sponsor the HEARSAT project and to encourage students to challenge themselves and their peers with seeking out answers to all their questions in the pursuit of scientific knowledge and future goals, whether they are academic or career oriented.

GlobaFone of Portsmouth, NH is an award-winning provider of global wireless phones to Federal, State and Local Governments, as well as corporate clients. GlobaFone’s solutions include five brands of satellite communications and cellular services for lease with roaming in over 200 countries as well as local cellular service in numerous locations. They provide their services to clients across the US as well as internationally.

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