[amsat-bb] Questions On Balloons With Amateur Packages

Richard Tejera 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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