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Wichita Lighter Than Air

WSU LTA

Long Endurance Take 1

Date: January 16th, 2016
  • Mission: First attempt at long endurance flight using non-latex balloons.
  • Max Altitude: 24,780 ft.
  • Approximate Flight Range: 90 miles
  • Hardware: 4 plastic "blimp" balloons carrying a¬†habduino¬†tracker.
  • Notes/failures: Premature balloon burst occurred due to unknown causes. All balloons were found burst upon recovery which leads towards the conclusion that one or more was overfilled and the concussion of the burst led others to burst as well.