[Space] Possible medium/long term goal

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 11:11:45 PST 2010


You know, this is exactly why I think experiments in stabilization seem to
be worthwhile, too.  If you have a stable, navigable platform, you can ferry
stuff up and down...

Christie
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On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:

> Agreed, the balloon doesn't make things that much easier for orbit.
> The advantage of balloons is that they effectively make the atmosphere
> *much* shallower, which makes all kinds of things possible, like
> getting the decried small launch vehicles proportionally much higher,
> or observations/experiments that don't work under the atmospheric
> blanket but don't actually require free-fall.
>
> But when it comes to getting a substantial mass up to orbital
> velocity, I tend to agree - unless jpaerospace can demonstrate their
> slow high-altitude acceleration trick:
> http://jpaerospace.com/atohandout.pdf
>
> m.
>
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com>
> wrote:
> > Re: rockoons, I met with one of the Google Lunar X Prize teams in Germany
> > last month who explained why rockoons are typically not a good idea:
> >
> > http://www.part-time-scientists.com/Rockoon_EN
> >
> > Worth reading to see if their critique of rockoons applies to what we'd
> want
> > to achieve with them.
> >
> >
> > Ariel Waldman | digital anthropologist
> >
> > [ http://arielwaldman.com | http://spacehack.org ]
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Anyone ever heard of rockoons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockoon
> >>
> >> Blake
> >>
> >> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Jonathan Moore <moore at eds.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Sub-orbital telescope!
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> >>> ( I think my getting a little carried away by our secuess )
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