Re: ballons burst at 35 km
Posted by paul baughn on Jun 19, 2002 at 18:20
Re: ballons burst at 35 km (paul baughn)
lets design a better mousetrap.
lets use a vacume to pull the helium in before the balloon burst.
the vacume could be valved and radio controled.
the instrument package could also be returned to
or guided to pick up stations downwind.
using small electric motors with propellers or ducted fans attached.
the added weight should not be much and the return of the investment would be much greater.
if the package cost 100,000 each
and by doing this the package last for 2-30
reuses and repair is minimal
then there a better mousetrap.