Re: Google's Loon project coming to an end

Christopher Rose

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:
Hi, If the payload was as big as a tennis court, how big is the envelope(s)?


From: "Mark Conner N9XTN"
Sent: Thursday January 21 2021 7:58:33PM
Subject: [GPSL] Google's Loon project coming to an end

Cost wasn't sustainable.

73 de Mark N9XTN



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