Our Story

EdgeFlyte is a new professional Wyoming based start-up company on the cutting edge of high altitude research equipment. We have a passion to revolutionize the consumer HAB market and offer high performance and quality components to hobbyists, enthusiasts, and academics. We have the ability to design the systems to facilitate our client's data needs into actionable information.

EdgeFlyte originally started out as The Scientific Platform for Atmospheric Research Program in late 2021 and was primarily focused on delivering a fully packaged program to 5-12th grade classrooms. It was soon realized that solely focusing on that market extremely limited the business and added overwhelming complexity to operations. In late 2022, the SPAR Program rebranded to what is now EdgeFlyte and changed missions opening new markets and new potential.

Our Mission...

To shape the future of edge-of-space research by creating unprecedented value for hobbyists and academics.

Tate Schrock

Founder & CEO

My name is Tate Schrock. I am a 5th generation farmer who has a passion for innovation and technology. I am highly motivated, resourceful, and have a strong work ethic. Over the years, I have gained industry specific experience in technology, computer programming, and high-altitude flight vehicles. I have been involved in the High-Altitude Balloon (HAB) industry for a few years. Over that time, I launched numerous scientific research payloads and built countless atmospheric probes. I have attained fluency in 6 programming languages, designing and building embedded systems, and high-altitude component design and fabrication.

Around 4 years ago, a radiosonde launched by the NWS landed in my front yard. Being completely shocked by it, I researched all I could about it on the internet. Even though it was such an interesting instrument, there was hardly anything about it publicly available. So, I decided to crack it open and figure out what it was, how it worked, and what made it special. Upon many more hours of research, experimentation, and failure, I figured out how to receive the data off radiosondes launched by governmental organizations. I collected enormous amounts of sensor data ranging from positioning, temperature, pressure, humidity, ozone, frost point hygrometer, and much more. By gaining all this experience, I knew there was a better way for hobbyists, academics, and professionals alike to do edge-of-space research without all the hassle and with better results.