AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 113. New Science Prospects with 100-Day Ballooning
Special, Oral, Saturday, January 9, 1999, 10:00-11:30am, Room 9 (C)

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[113.05] Advanced Capabilities and Mission Scenarios for Ultra Long Duration Ballooning

J. Tueller (NASA/GSFC)

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center is presently developing an advanced superpressure balloon that will allow high altitude flights in excess of 100 days with heavy payloads. The demonstration flight with a scientific payload is planned for December 2000. A brief description of the baseline ULDB capabilities will be presented and advanced ballooning concepts and mission scenarios with the potential to greatly enhance the scientific return of ballooning and lower the cost of access to space will be discussed.

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