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Astropod Space Launch Kit

£199.00
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  • It’s a camera that travels into Space!
  • Launch it then track it as it comes back to Earth
  • Includes a micro SD card to record the voyage
  • 10 UK launch sites, all approved by the Civil Aviation Authority
  • Requires a separate purchase of lifting gas (usually £100, but £80 with included voucher)
  • A must-have for any space fans confined to this planet

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Hands up who wanted to be an astronaut as a kid? Now hands up who up who actually made it as an astronaut? We’re going to assume unless your name is Buzz Aldrin your hand is back by your side!  Whilst we can’t blast you off into outer space we can offer you the next best thing thanks to the Astropod!  This incredible piece of kit is like an experience day and science experiment rolled into one. The end result is jaw-dropping footage of the Earth from way up high… and by high we mean really, really, high!

The Astropod launches a camera 24km into the air via a balloon, recording everything as it flies. A fancy onboard computer keeps track of its position thanks to good old GPS.

How it works:

Planning: Once you’ve purchased your Astropod kit, the next step is to choose from one of 10 pre-approved UK launch sites. Next is to redeem the gas for the balloon (ordinarily £100, but only £80 with the voucher included in the pack) and let Astropod know when and where you plan your lift off! They’ll then take care of all the legal bits on your behalf so all that’s left for you to do is get excited!

Launch day: Using the included dedicated software you can plan the Astropods journey and predict its recovery site. All that’s left to do is fill up your balloon and launch it into Near Space! It’ll record its voyage onto its included micro SD card, capturing some breath-taking HD footage as it goes.

Retrieval: When your Astropod deploys its parachute and floats back down to Earth, you don’t have to scour the planet to find where it landed. You can predict the flight path and then get real-time updates from its flight computer, which are sent right to your phone. Follow the GPS co-ordinates and plan to meet your Astropod where it lands… remembering that the adventure might take you off the beaten path!

The excitement of tracking your space camera as it comes back to Earth plus the enjoyment of watching its footage make using the Astropod an unforgettable experience. So, if you’re ready to start living your astronaut fantasies, order your Astropod today!

Launch sites:

Canterbury, Chippenham, Huntingdon, Worcester, Chesterfield, Betws-Y-Coed, Kendal, Durham, Peebles, and Fort William

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Contents
  • 1 x Astropod
  • 1 x balloon
  • 1 x parachute
  • 1 x flight computer
  • 1 x micro SD card
  • 1 x paracord
  • Pre-paid vouchers to redeem the gas

Delivery Options

Direct dispatch from supplier - £5.00:  Your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers warehouse. For any personalised products,these will be delivered in 5-10 days to allow time for personalisation.

We cannot ship any personalised products to countries other than the UK.

If your parcel contains a personalised product, you won't be able to select our standard or express delivery services, or delivery through DPD Pickup or Click & Collect.

For more information about these shipping methods, however, please see our FAQs page.

Returns

Sadly, we cannot offer returns for personalised items (including experiences) unless faulty. For everything else, we offer FREE UK returns for up to 30 days after purchase for unwanted (and unused) non personalised items, and we'll even refund any standard delivery costs too. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please contact us. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.

Hands up who wanted to be an astronaut as a kid? Now hands up who up who actually made it as an astronaut? We’re going to assume unless your name is Buzz Aldrin your hand is back by your side!  Whilst we can’t blast you off into outer space we can offer you the next best thing thanks to the Astropod!  This incredible piece of kit is like an experience day and science experiment rolled into one. The end result is jaw-dropping footage of the Earth from way up high… and by high we mean really, really, high!

The Astropod launches a camera 24km into the air via a balloon, recording everything as it flies. A fancy onboard computer keeps track of its position thanks to good old GPS.

How it works:

Planning: Once you’ve purchased your Astropod kit, the next step is to choose from one of 10 pre-approved UK launch sites. Next is to redeem the gas for the balloon (ordinarily £100, but only £80 with the voucher included in the pack) and let Astropod know when and where you plan your lift off! They’ll then take care of all the legal bits on your behalf so all that’s left for you to do is get excited!

Launch day: Using the included dedicated software you can plan the Astropods journey and predict its recovery site. All that’s left to do is fill up your balloon and launch it into Near Space! It’ll record its voyage onto its included micro SD card, capturing some breath-taking HD footage as it goes.

Retrieval: When your Astropod deploys its parachute and floats back down to Earth, you don’t have to scour the planet to find where it landed. You can predict the flight path and then get real-time updates from its flight computer, which are sent right to your phone. Follow the GPS co-ordinates and plan to meet your Astropod where it lands… remembering that the adventure might take you off the beaten path!

The excitement of tracking your space camera as it comes back to Earth plus the enjoyment of watching its footage make using the Astropod an unforgettable experience. So, if you’re ready to start living your astronaut fantasies, order your Astropod today!

Launch sites:

Canterbury, Chippenham, Huntingdon, Worcester, Chesterfield, Betws-Y-Coed, Kendal, Durham, Peebles, and Fort William

Back to Top
Contents
  • 1 x Astropod
  • 1 x balloon
  • 1 x parachute
  • 1 x flight computer
  • 1 x micro SD card
  • 1 x paracord
  • Pre-paid vouchers to redeem the gas

Delivery Options

Direct dispatch from supplier - £5.00:  Your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers warehouse. For any personalised products,these will be delivered in 5-10 days to allow time for personalisation.

We cannot ship any personalised products to countries other than the UK.

If your parcel contains a personalised product, you won't be able to select our standard or express delivery services, or delivery through DPD Pickup or Click & Collect.

For more information about these shipping methods, however, please see our FAQs page.

Returns

Sadly, we cannot offer returns for personalised items (including experiences) unless faulty. For everything else, we offer FREE UK returns for up to 30 days after purchase for unwanted (and unused) non personalised items, and we'll even refund any standard delivery costs too. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please contact us. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.