Experimenting will soon begin for the first high school based student satellite project in Canada.

Garden Valley Collegiate student Adam Bergan says at the end of April they will be sending a prototype of the Win-Cube satellite into the atmosphere.

Bergan says earlier this month they attended a workshop that taught them about the tracking system they might employ, the electronics involved, and the ground station that will be tracking it.

He explains the prototype is called B-cube which will be attached to a weather balloon.

This will help them see what kind of elements their up against  and allow them to prepare for when they launch the actual satellite.

Bergan along with one other G.V.C. student have been given the opportunity to work along side aerospace experts and the University of Manitoba to see the final project launched into space.