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

Christoph Maier cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 18:53:46 PST 2010


On Mon, 2010-02-08 at 15:46 -0800, Jonathan Moore wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Christoph Maier
> <cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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).
> 
> I understand where you are coming from with this but it it were true
> how could historical air ships have been possible.
> 
> -Jonathan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_stream#Discovery

Historical airships just barely went up to the flight levels 
(18000 feet and up): http://sped2work.tripod.com/zeppelins.html

Christoph




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