On 30/11/11 01:46, Andy Kellner wrote:
Hmm, unlikely I would say:
A typical WX ballon goes up to about 30 km, maybe 50 km if you get a high performance one.
You know, from 50km up you can see a fair chunk of the earth. While it might not be as cool as flying a satellite, a balloon-lofted repeater could be quite good fun. What next, though? Well, maybe a UAV-lofted repeater. I wonder how well a combination of a balloon for the heavy lifting with a UAV-based payload for station-keeping would work?
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