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Wichita Lighter Than Air

WSU LTA

Superpressure Altitude Control Take 2

Date: June 9th, 2016
  • Mission: Control altitude through the “superpressure” method (i.e. filling balloons very carefully so that pressure from the skin of the balloon at altitude would counteract the very low level of excess lift).
  • Max Altitude - 27100 ft.
  • Approximate Flight Range 42 miles
  • 4 plastic balloons, very precisely filled (~6.5 grams excess lift), 1 habduino tracker
  • Notes/failures