[Space] Possible medium/long term goal

Blake Barrett Blake at BlakeBarrett.net
Tue Feb 9 23:28:43 PST 2010


Here is the link on how to possibly set up a camera for recording x-rays.
I'd love to do time lapse x-ray photography of near-space. I'd be fascinated
to see how clouds, cities, streets and buildings look in that spectrum.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Weekly-Project%3a-Build-Your-Own-X-Ray-Vision-Camera/

Blake

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> _______
> "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." -- W. Blake.
>
>
> 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!
>> >>>
>> >>> ( I think my getting a little carried away by our secuess )
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> -Jonathan
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