Re: Google's Loon project coming to an end
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It did sound fantastic
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From: James Ewen VE6SRV <ve6srv@...>
Date: 1/23/21 12:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [GPSL] Google's Loon project coming to an end
That would be people reporting not understanding the terms. The payload wouldn’t have been the size of a tennis court. Even the envelope at launch wouldn’t really be that size.
Take a look at the “auto-launcher” photos.
A tennis court sized payload with any amount of equipment on it would probably be fairly significant mass. That would require a lift envelope the size of a battleship.
Imagine that landing on your house, or across a roadway. Definitely needs to have a controlled landing in an area with lots of room to land.
On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:18 AM Christopher Rose <kb8uih88@...> wrote: