We've got lots of freedom and independence, but you are never on your own when you encounter problems.
BOBAS2: a Stratospheric Balloon with GPS Receiver
The BOBAS2 project is the next student mission of releasing a balloon into the stratosphere. It was organized by the Student Space Engineering Scientific Group in June 2007. I helped to develop software for On-Board Computer whose main purpose was to collect telemetry and send back to the Ground Station.
More information about the project is available here.