Re: NASA Breaks a Balloon Altitude Record
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Can you imagine paying that kind of money for a balloon launch? A flight into space on a Falcon 9 is about the same price.
On Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 12:37 PM Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...
Well, if you figure ~250 cu ft for a typical 1200g balloon, around 240,000. That's a lot of ARHAB flights!
If they were paying commercial rates for their helium (which I think is approaching $1/cu ft again), that'd be $60M for their lifting gas for that mission. Somehow I doubt they're paying that much.
73 de Mark N9XTN
How many balloons could we fly with 60 million cubic feet of He? ;-)
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