Outback Australia gets surprise NASA balloon landing

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VK1JA
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Outback Australia gets surprise NASA balloon landing

Post by VK1JA » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:46 pm

I hadn't heard of this balloon prior to this article. I'd be interested to know what experiments they had planned for the flight.

Of interest are these details:

'The pumpkin-shaped balloon is built from 22 acres of material filled with helium and is as large as a football stadium when inflated.'
and
'In its most recent flight it carried 2267 kilos of instruments, and it is designed to be able to carry up to 3628 kilos.'

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/403319,ou ... nding.aspx

:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Outback Australia gets surprise NASA balloon landing

Post by VK4KL » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:19 am

:shock: :o
Maybe Andy. Can sneak his gear on the next one :D
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