You’re invited: Participate in Pegasus II, an Internet of Things experiment to the edge of space

If you like to explore far-out places – really far out – you’re invited to participate in Microsoft Research’s experiment of Pegasus II, slated for launch this week to the edge of space, using the Internet of Things (IoT) to achieve its mission.

With the first Pegasus Mission experiment in 2015, the Microsoft Research team was able to show real-time IoT capabilities. The experiment in High Altitude Science featured Pegasus 1, a meteorological balloon that carried a payload packed with sensors, radios and video to an altitude of 100,000 feet.

Pegasus II invites your participation to witness the live launch, view flight video, communicate with the spacecraft during the flight, and receive text messages on your phone from the craft as it reaches milestones on its journey to the edge of space.

To learn more about how you can take part, visit the Microsoft Research Blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff