[amsat-bb] Questions On Balloons With Amateur Packages
Saguaroastro at cox.net
Fri Dec 23 20:07:31 UTC 2016
Knowing the weight of the payload, they will fill it with enough gas to become neutrally buoyant at the target altitude.
If altitude is the goal, enough gas will be filled to take it to an altitude that will exceed the Burt diameter.
Rick Tejera K7TEJ
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club
On December 23, 2016, at 11:01, Dave Marthouse <dmarthouse at gmail.com> wrote:
I have seen posts from time to time on the BB about balloons with
amateur radio payloads on them.
I've got a question regarding the missions that carry payloads around
the world. What stops the balloons from going up until they explode do
to the high altitude. How are the packages kept from doing this to
achieve such long distance flights?
Dave Marthouse N2AAM
dmarthouse at gmail.com
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