[Space] Why the payload was bouncing around some much.

Christoph Maier cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 15:16:22 PST 2010


On Mon, 2010-02-08 at 14:18 -0800, Greg Stramback wrote:
> On second thought, that'd probably just increase the risk of it
> blowing way off course...

I don't really think so ... after all, the horizontal airspeed of a
balloon is pretty much zero. 

The _grounsdpeed_ of a balloon depends on the winds aloft, and they can
get pretty fast (faster than any safe propulsion I can think about for a
blimp).

> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 2:17 PM, Greg Stramback <grog at piratelabs.com>
> wrote:
>         how about a small drag-chute?  or will that be as ineffective
>         as adding fins?
>         
>         
>         -g-
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