Hi Guys,

Have you considered using a kite for this job, one of the guys here in ASRI has 
made a large parafoil type kite to drop test recovery systems. More 
controllable and fully reusable .. Just a thought.

Jamie G 

> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 12:18:10 -0700
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [psas-airframe] Help with balloons?
> 
> Hi Mark,
> 
> OK, then, we'll bug you. Is there a good time to stop by your office and
> talk balloons? Maybe this coming Friday, or the Wednesday after (10/1)
> at the end of the day?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andrew
> 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > not really. I would probably be the best contact for easy
> > questions...most of my students doing this now are focused on payloads
> > and not the actual balloon launch stuff...
> > 
> > mark w.
> > 
> > Quoting "Andrew Greenberg" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > 
> >> Hi Mark!
> >>
> >> We're getting ready to launch our next generation rocket in the next
> >> month or so, and we'd like to test our new (and, hopefully, more
> >> reliable) recovery system.
> >>
> >> One way we'd like to do this is via balloon; take the rocket nose cone
> >> and recovery module up to a few hundred feet, drop it, and watch it
> >> deploy. We need to loft about 2kg to 100 ft (or more), and probably do
> >> this a few dozen times in the course of an afternoon.
> >>
> >> We've not worked with balloons before; do you have a student with some
> >> ballooning experience that might be willing to give us a hand with the
> >> planning and/or execution?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Andrew
> >>
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