Near-space testing

Our high-altitude platforms offer a fast and cost-effective way to test your space system or payload in near-orbit conditions.

Rapid access to space conditions

The low pressures, low temperatures, and increased radiation dose in the stratosphere provide a useful environment for testing space systems in near-orbit conditions, at a fraction of the cost.

We provide easy access to altitudes of over 100,000 ft (30,000 m) for short or extended periods. Ask us today how we can help increase the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your spacecraft, payload, or subsystem.

High-altitude balloon imagery of Australia
Aerial gimbal camera


Our high-altitude platforms offer standard power and data interfaces, with on-board storage and real time radio telemetry, depending on testing requirements.

Various support instruments are available, including multi-channel dataloggers and cameras. Let us help you design your test campaign for maximum effect.


We operate from launch sites across Australia, with the option to release balloons from almost any customer-specified location. Aviation clearance, flight planning, and mission logistics are all part of our service.

We design our high-altitude platforms for a safe return to Earth by parachute. Flight paths and landing sites are predicted before and throughout the flight, using the latest weather data. We have never failed to safely recover a payload.

High-altitude balloon flight path prediction in Australia